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Statement from the Press Secretary on Executive Office Building


Office of the Press Secretary
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.