Fox News: Obama Administration Blowing Smoke: White House Evacuates Press RoomSubmitted by emalvini on Sat, 05/11/2013 - 18:51
Fox News: Obama Administration Blowing Smoke: White House Evacuates Press Room
Published May 11, 2013
WASHINGTON – Reporters and photographers were evacuated briefly from the West Wing of the White House early Saturday because of smoke from an overheated transformer in a mechanical room.
U.S. Secret Service spokesman Max Milien said that at about 7 a.m., smoke was seen coming from a mechanical room closet on the first floor.
"Early this morning, an electrical transformer near the West Wing malfunctioned and set off a smoke alarm in the West Wing," a White House official said in a statement.