Joe Biden's inauguration rehearsal halted due to fire near federal Capitol

Joe Biden’s Inauguration Rehearsal Halted Due To Fire Near Federal Capitol

WASHINGTON – A rehearsal for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony outside the Capitol in Washington was interrupted Monday due to a fire at a nearby homeless camp, authorities said.

Those participating in the trial, including members of a military gang, were evacuated and taken to a nearby building within the legislative complex.

Witnesses narrated that the police officers went into action, shouting “This is not a drill!”

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BREAKING: Smoke rising behind Capitol building. Inauguration rehearsal appears to be evacuating. Emergency announcement playing at Capitol grounds. pic.twitter.com/86J9S8CsMY

– Jackson Proskow (@JProskowGlobal) January 18, 2021

All of this homeless person’s belongings just went up in flames under the 695 bridge near H and 2nd SE. Extremely unfortunate … @WTOPtraffic

@nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/9YAVsOjUqL

– John Koussis (@kouskousVPI) January 18, 2021

A fire had broken out several blocks away and the participants were evacuated as a precautionary measure, police sources told the AP. The area in front of the Capitol has been closed to the public after the assault launched by fanatical supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump on January 6.

Firefighters responded and put out the fire.



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