WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- A brief fire broke out Wednesday morning in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, which is adjacent to the White House. No one was seriously hurt and the fire was contained within a half-hour.
The two-alarm blaze started on the second floor of the building. Black smoke, which observers said smelled like plastic, billowed out of the windows overlooking the West Wing of the White House for about 30 minutes. (more