‘Small Fire’ Prompts Temporary Shutdown of U.S. Capitol, Biden Inauguration Rehearsal

small fire temporarily shutdown U.S. Capitol, Biden Inauguration rehearsal

A “small fire” prompted a temporary shutdown of the U.S. Capitol complex and disruption of the ongoing Biden inauguration rehearsal on Monday.

According to the U.S. Secret Service, the small fire, which was immediately extinguished, occurred under the bridge at First and F streets southeast of Washington D.C.

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The U.S. Secret Service is the lead agency responsible for designing and implementing the operational security plan for the Biden inauguration, which is designated a National Special Security Event (NSSE).

It is working with the military, law enforcement agencies, and other public safety partners to ensure the security of the Biden inauguration on Wednesday.