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Friday 1 August 2014

White House evacuated briefly after "smoke" detected

Published 11/05/2013|13:51

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The White House offices in the West Wing were evacuated briefly on Saturday after smoke was detected in the building, but staff were allowed to return and there was no indication of danger to President Barack Obama, CNN said.

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The Secret Service had investigated the source of the smoke, CNN said.

The president's office and top staff offices are located in the West Wing adjacent to the main White House. Fox reported fire trucks were at the scene.

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