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Washington, D.C. – Fire at The Smithsonian Castle contained by sprinkler system

The Smithsonian Castle caught fire and has been evacuated, the D.C. fire department says. A fire broke out on the third floor of the towering, historic building on the National Mall, at 1000 Jefferson Drive SW. The fire was contained by sprinklers and no one is reported to have been hurt, the fire department said about noon Wednesday.Continue Reading »

Fire at U.S. State Department daycare building extinguished by sprinkler system (Washington, DC)

A fire hit the State Department building that houses the day care center early Tuesday morning, but no injuries were reported. A State Department official told The Cable that the cause of the fire appeared to be electrical, and the sprinkler system extinguished it.Continue Reading »