House building evacuated due to smoke

December 18, 2008 11:06:47 AM PST
Police are ordering the evacuation of one of the House office buildings on Capitol Hill after receiving reports of smoke or steam coming from an office. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Capital Police spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider says police are still investigating the source of the trouble in the Longworth House Office Building. That is one of three House office buildings that have hearing rooms and the private offices of lawmakers.

Fire trucks and police vehicles were lined up along Independence Avenue in front of the building and on adjacent streets.

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