Capitol evacuated due to fire in the homeless camp



Capitol evacuated due to fire in the homeless camp

Eyewitnesses reported smoke over the Capitol on the day of Biden's inauguration rehearsal. The fire broke out a few blocks from the parliamentary complex. It started in a homeless camp, reports AP





In Washington, a fire broke out near the Capitol, according to Twitter of the capital's emergency management agency.

The fire was extinguished, no one was injured as a result of the incident, the agency said.

Smoke over the Capitol was reported by eyewitnesses.







According to a Reuters source, the Capitol building was blocked due to security threats, closing the entrance and exit. On this day, there was supposed to be a rehearsal for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, sources told Politico.

The fire broke out a few blocks from the Capitol, Fox 5 DC reported. According to him, in this regard, the participants in the rehearsal were evacuated for a short time.

According to AP sources, the fire took place in a homeless camp. Those involved in the inauguration rehearsal, including the military band, were ordered to move to safety inside the Capitol complex.


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