3 Seriously Injured in State Dept. Fire
Maintenance workers burned
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 25, 2012 7:02 AM CST
The Harry S. Truman Building, headquarters for the State Department, is seen in Washington, in this March 9, 2009 file photo.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

(Newser) – Authorities say three maintenance workers were seriously injured after a fire broke out at the State Department's headquarters in Washington. The fire broke out at around 11am yesterday in the ductwork on the 7th floor during routine maintenance to a mechanical area of the building. Workers were able to put out the fire before firefighters arrived, but three people suffered burns; one person's injuries are life-threatening. The building was briefly evacuated and then reopened.

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RLM357
Nov 25, 2012 9:52 AM CST
Gee whiz.... I wonder how many criticle State Department Politically Iincriminating Records were destroyed in this fire? Like the old joke from the Garment District, " So how do you start a Flood?" We all know that Duplicate Records are kept on Microfische, locked away from the public's view on everything in Government. So where's the next fire going to be? Now on the subject of Microfilm or fische, isn't it amazing that Hawaii's and the US Gov'ts Passport Records, have vanished on a certain re-Elected individual? "The Plot Thickens" (as he tweeks his handle bar moustache and wrings his hands... snarling at the camera)...... ~Rick Magee, FL
myflap.blow
Nov 25, 2012 9:12 AM CST
did it collapse into it's own footprint yet?
Seth_Meyers
Nov 25, 2012 8:04 AM CST
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