Part of the White House was evacuated Saturday morning because of smoke from an equipment malfunction. Secret Service spokesman Max Milien told the Associated Press that smoke was seen coming out of a mechanical room closet on the first floor around 7 a.m. The West Wing, including the press area, were evacuated out of an “abundance of caution,” CNN reported. Five firetrucks responded to the scene, but departed before long. People were allowed back inside the building after about an hour.
The West Wing is the building housing the official offices of the President of the United States. It is the part of the White House Complex in which the Oval Office, the Cabinet Room, the Situation Room, and the Roosevelt Room are located. Besides serving as the day-to-day office of the President, the three floors of the West Wing include offices for senior members of the Executive Office of the President of the United States and their support staff.HMMM... I WONDER WHAT BENGHAZI DOC'S THEY DESTROYED DURING THAT ONE HOUR EVACUATION?