Update, 9 p.m. Wednesday
D.C. Fire and EMS initial estimate for damage is at least between $50,000 and $100,000 plus contents and collateral according to the agency's twitter account.
Update, 4:28 p.m.
The owner of Tackle Box and Hook restarurants, Jonathan Umbel, release a statement Wednesday afternoon in which he thanked the quick response of D.C. Fire and EMS. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation; it is believed to have started in the loading dock to Hook.
"Unfortunately both Hook and Tackle Box Georgetown are going to be closed for repairs indefinitely. We will be working feverishly to repair the buildings to have them open for business for our loyal patrons. During this difficult time, Tackle Box's Cleveland Park location will be open for business and we ask our fans to support our brand so that we may be back on our feet in Georgetown soon," said Umbel.
Update, 2:07 p.m.
The fire at Hook Restaurant started outside the building and not in the kitchen, according to Dannia Haki, a spokesperoon for Hook and Tackle Box.
Right now the owners do not know how much damage the building has sustained. Both Hook and Tackle Box will be closed for at least the next two days.
Hakki said there were staff at the location when the fire began and that everyone was safely evacuated.
Update, 1:56 p.m.
D.C. Fire and EMS has released more details about the fire at Hook on M Street. Spokesman Pete Piringer said the fire started at about 12:30 p.m. in the rear of the restaurant. Heavy smoke was visible on M Street, but the bulk of the fire was contained in the back.
The majority of the fire was out approximately 10 to 15 minutes after fire crews arrived on the scene, Piringer said. About 100 firefighters were on the scene at the height of the emergency.
Intially, crews had trouble accessing the rear of the building because of a fence in the alleyway, but they were able to gain entry through the front of the building, Piringer said.
The and sustained smoke damage, although the fire did not spread beyond , which suffered significant damage, Piringer said.
The cause is under investigation. No injuries have been reported.
Update, 1:24 p.m.
According to information posted to Twitter by D.C. Fire and EMS, no injuries have been reported in the fire. Surrounding businesses in Georgetown on M Street are not in danger either, the department reports.
The bulk of the fire inside Hook has been contained, reports indicate.
D.C. Fire and EMS are responding to a fire on the 3200 block of M Street. Famous DC is reporting that the fire is either at Tackle Box or Hook Restaurant.
Initial reports indicate that the fire started in a storage area and extended to the second floor / roof area.
The fire on the fist floor has been knocked down and a roof fire is being controlled.
Stay tuned to Patch as this story evolves.