The historic Eastern Market, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, was badly damaged by a fire that apparently started in a dumpster.

Most of the southern half of the building was gutted by the fire, and all the vendors in the hall will be temporarily displaced.  Many are already calling for federal funding to rebuild the market.

The flea market, which operates on Sundays in outdoor stalls next to the market hall, has vowed to stay open.

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