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October 4, 1999 | From Reuters
Almost all of the U.S. Commerce Department building will be reopened today after an electrical fire Friday that released dangerous chemical fumes and forced closure of the complex. "The Commerce Department is going to be open for everyone tomorrow, except those who report for work in the basement area," spokesman Morrie Goodman said Sunday. Goodman said fewer than 200 of the 3,600 people employed in the building work in the basement.
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April 21, 2000 | Associated Press
A fire caused by a faulty cable in a tunnel between two Metro subway stations forced the evacuation of a train and the two stations at the height of the evening rush hour Thursday, stranding thousands of commuters and tourists. No serious injuries were reported, but paramedics treated a dozen people for smoke inhalation as the Farragut West and Foggy Bottom stations were emptied. Passengers from the train had to walk through the smoke-filled tunnel.
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May 4, 1988 | United Press International
Trash caught fire Tuesday in the basement of the Old Executive Office Building next to the White House, a Fire Department dispatcher said. The flames were extinguished and no injuries were reported.
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October 4, 1999 | From Reuters
Almost all of the U.S. Commerce Department building will be reopened today after an electrical fire Friday that released dangerous chemical fumes and forced closure of the complex. "The Commerce Department is going to be open for everyone tomorrow, except those who report for work in the basement area," spokesman Morrie Goodman said Sunday. Goodman said fewer than 200 of the 3,600 people employed in the building work in the basement.
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February 14, 1989 | From Associated Press
Fire investigators on Monday said an improperly installed fireplace caused a fire that did an estimated $75,000 damage to the home of former National Security Adviser Robert C. McFarlane. The fire broke out Sunday afternoon at the townhouse of McFarlane and his wife, Jonda, in the Georgetown section of the city, officials said. No one was injured.
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May 6, 1987 | United Press International
Fire broke out near an explosives laboratory at FBI headquarters early Tuesday and dozens of employees were evacuated, authorities said. No injuries were reported.
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June 6, 1989 | From Associated Press
Four blocks of downtown Washington office buildings were without power Monday after an early-morning fire knocked out six major electrical feeder cables. About 170 customers in up to 60 major buildings were affected, including the offices of the CBS News Washington bureau, MCI Communications corporate offices and the Federal Communications Commission. No injuries were reported.
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October 14, 1996 | From Associated Press
Federal and District of Columbia investigators have ruled arson as the cause of six predawn fires Sunday that injured five people and caused $1 million in damage at a luxury hotel. Capt. Alvin Carter, spokesman for the city Fire Department, said Sunday night that officials have a suspect, but no charges have been filed. Fire Department sources who asked not to be identified by name said the suspect is a former hotel employee.
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June 27, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A fire in the Treasury Building was brought under control about 3 1/2 hours after hundreds of government workers were evacuated from the stately 19th century building next to the White House. The fire erupted on the roof of the 125-year-old structure in the afternoon, and fire officials said heavy smoke filled the top floor and basement of the five-story building. Dense smoke could be seen billowing from the roof three hours after the fire began.
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April 21, 2000 | Associated Press
A fire caused by a faulty cable in a tunnel between two Metro subway stations forced the evacuation of a train and the two stations at the height of the evening rush hour Thursday, stranding thousands of commuters and tourists. No serious injuries were reported, but paramedics treated a dozen people for smoke inhalation as the Farragut West and Foggy Bottom stations were emptied. Passengers from the train had to walk through the smoke-filled tunnel.
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October 14, 1996 | From Associated Press
Federal and District of Columbia investigators have ruled arson as the cause of six predawn fires Sunday that injured five people and caused $1 million in damage at a luxury hotel. Capt. Alvin Carter, spokesman for the city Fire Department, said Sunday night that officials have a suspect, but no charges have been filed. Fire Department sources who asked not to be identified by name said the suspect is a former hotel employee.
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June 27, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A fire in the Treasury Building was brought under control about 3 1/2 hours after hundreds of government workers were evacuated from the stately 19th century building next to the White House. The fire erupted on the roof of the 125-year-old structure in the afternoon, and fire officials said heavy smoke filled the top floor and basement of the five-story building. Dense smoke could be seen billowing from the roof three hours after the fire began.
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December 2, 1990 | From Associated Press
Workers using a propane torch to remove paint from an outside window at the White House on Saturday touched off a small fire adjacent to the Oval Office, officials said. There were no injuries and damage was minimal. President Bush and his wife, Barbara, were spending the weekend at the presidential retreat at Camp David, Md.
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June 6, 1989 | From Associated Press
Four blocks of downtown Washington office buildings were without power Monday after an early-morning fire knocked out six major electrical feeder cables. About 170 customers in up to 60 major buildings were affected, including the offices of the CBS News Washington bureau, MCI Communications corporate offices and the Federal Communications Commission. No injuries were reported.
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February 14, 1989 | From Associated Press
Fire investigators on Monday said an improperly installed fireplace caused a fire that did an estimated $75,000 damage to the home of former National Security Adviser Robert C. McFarlane. The fire broke out Sunday afternoon at the townhouse of McFarlane and his wife, Jonda, in the Georgetown section of the city, officials said. No one was injured.
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May 11, 1988 | Associated Press
The House on Tuesday created a four-member committee to investigate a fire last week in the congressional office of Speaker Jim Wright (D-Tex.) and to study fire safety in the Capitol and three House office buildings. The committee was proposed by Rep. Curt Weldon (R-Pa.), a former volunteer firefighter who attempted unsuccessfully to extinguish the fire last Thursday in the Longworth House Office Building.
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December 2, 1990 | From Associated Press
Workers using a propane torch to remove paint from an outside window at the White House on Saturday touched off a small fire adjacent to the Oval Office, officials said. There were no injuries and damage was minimal. President Bush and his wife, Barbara, were spending the weekend at the presidential retreat at Camp David, Md.
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May 7, 1988 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, Times Staff Writer
A fire that damaged part of House Speaker Jim Wright's offices raised concern Friday among some congressmen and local fire officials that historic Capitol Hill buildings are inadequately protected. They said many lack even rudimentary fire protection equipment, such as alarms, sprinklers and hoses. "How can we expect to set an example for the rest of the country in fire protection when we're in the 18th Century ourselves?" Rep. Curt Weldon (R-Pa.) said.
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May 7, 1988 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, Times Staff Writer
A fire that damaged part of House Speaker Jim Wright's offices raised concern Friday among some congressmen and local fire officials that historic Capitol Hill buildings are inadequately protected. They said many lack even rudimentary fire protection equipment, such as alarms, sprinklers and hoses. "How can we expect to set an example for the rest of the country in fire protection when we're in the 18th Century ourselves?" Rep. Curt Weldon (R-Pa.) said.
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May 4, 1988 | United Press International
Trash caught fire Tuesday in the basement of the Old Executive Office Building next to the White House, a Fire Department dispatcher said. The flames were extinguished and no injuries were reported.
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