White House complex on fire.


The networks are reporting that a fire is burning inside the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. The EEOB is located right next to the White House and holds much of the White House staff.


UPDATE: MSNBC’s Kelly O’Donnell reports, “The Vice President was not in the ceremonial office. He was, in fact, in the Oval Office with the President at the time the fire broke out and that no one believed to be a part of the office has suffered any injuries.”

UPDATE II: “Preliminary indications are that the fire may have started in a room housing electrical or telephone equipment,” adjacent to Vice President Dick Cheney’s ceremonial office suite on the second floor.