US Fire breaks out at Watergate complex

09:37  12 january  2017
09:37  12 january  2017 Source:   The Hill

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A fire broke out on the 13th floor of the Watergate Complex in Washington, D.C., according to WJLA. The Washington, D.C. Fire and EMS Department said just after 2 p.m. that crews had extinguished the fire and were trying to eliminate smoke from several floors in the complex .

In what may be a very symbolic, if not necessarily humorous flame out , D.C. Fire and EMS are working to put out a blaze Wednesday afternoon in the Watergate complex . The fire is on the 13th floor at a building in the 700 block of New Hampshire Avenue NW, officials said. Several floors have smoky conditions, officials said quoted by NBC. The blaze supposedly broke out as Washington focused on another political scandal as Donald Trump was blasted BuzzFeed and CNN over a “fake news” report.


A fire broke out on the 13th floor of the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C., according to WJLA.

The Washington, D.C., Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department said just after 2 p.m. that crews had extinguished the fire and were trying to eliminate smoke from several floors in the complex.

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The department said no injuries had been reported.


The Watergate complex is synonymous with the 1970's scandal, in which aides to then-President Richard Nixon broke into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee, ultimately leading to Nixon's resignation.

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