I have just finished typing act 1 of a soap opera. That's why it's so late.
But 40 years ago, as The Examiner rightly states in a soul-invoking special report with first-hand witnesses of the destruction of Washington, which started within minutes of MLK's assasination
The residence I type in now, was built over a scorched shell.
www.examiner.com - link to the story
Even more dramatic- arriving into Washington National Airport the same night, one witness was able to see the city in flames, unlike the typical lights of the city.