US Capitol Temporarily Cordoned Off Due To A Small Fire

US Capitol Temporarily Cordoned Off Due To A Small Fire

US Capitol Temporarily Cordoned Off

Two days before the swearing-in ceremony for US President-elect Joe Biden, the seat of Congress in Washington was temporarily cordoned off because of a nearby fire.

There was no danger to the public, the small fire had been extinguished, the Secret Service announced today on Twitter.
According to police, there was no fire on the Capitol grounds itself. On Twitter and in the media it was said that the accommodation of a homeless woman under a motorway bridge should have burned. It is not known whether there were injuries.
At the beginning of January supporters of the outgoing President Donald Trump stormed the building. Before his successor was sworn in, the security precautions in the US capital were massively strengthened.

The Secret Service has since said the evacuation and lockdown were initiated “out of an abundance of caution” and that the “small fire” poses “no threat to the public.”

The city is on high alert after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a mob of President Trump’s supporters. Over 20,000 National Guard troops from across the nation have been mobilized to bolster security around Inauguration Day.
US Capitol Temporarily Cordoned Off Due To A Small Fire
US Capitol Temporarily Cordoned Off Due To A Small Fire

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