THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary
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For Immediate Release January 25, 2009

The following statement is from White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs:

Early this afternoon, the D.C. Fire Department was called to the Executive Office Building in response to reports of smoke on the 4th floor. A limited number of staff were temporarily evacuated and have now returned to their offices. There were no injuries and no apparent damage to the building.

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