November 24th, 2012
03:22 PM ET

4 injured in fire at U.S. State Department

Four people were injured Saturday after a flash fire broke out in the ductwork of the State Department building in Washington, fire officials said.

One person was in a "life-threatening condition" and two others were in serious but non-life threatening condition at Washington Hospital Center, authorities said. The fourth person fell from a ladder and hurt his knee.

The fire broke out after 11 a.m., as construction crews were working on the premises, and was extinguished on short order, said Lon Walls, a spokesman for Washington's fire department.

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  1. marine777

    I told Obama NOT to FLIP his smoke out of the Beast in that area....he,s a Smoker...he,s a Toker..he,s a White House Joker...

    November 24, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rascal Rabble

    ...didn't bill complained hillary doesn't know how t'cook...

    November 24, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Great, now government employees are gonna expect combat pay!

    November 25, 2012 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
    • RevNowWhileWeCan

      chrissy,
      Haha! Good one! :)

      Just passing by and want to say hello. So, hello chrissy, banasy, saywhat, and bobcat.

      End apartheid, free Gaza

      November 25, 2012 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Hi, Rev.
      I hope you're doing well.

      November 25, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    And hello to you also revnow. Hope you had a delicious thanksgiving.

    November 25, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  5. s kel

    great now cnn got rid of my statments, ok cnn one more time, Its not called " washington fire dept, we are either District of Cloumbia Fire dept. (of which im a recently retired member) or DCFD.

    November 25, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Lol they are doing it to all of us s kel, meanwhile all the jacker posts stay up. Go figure! Im thinkin our lil jacker person is a cnn moderator employee.

    November 25, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    While our Marxist government is working overtime to take our Second Amendment rights away, CNN IS mustering effort to single people out, to take thier freedom of speech away. "And don't think for a minute thier not".

    November 25, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    I know youre right on that cnn statement Jeff! And i cant believe the lame crap they leave posted. And if you post *on topic* youre blocked. No method to theyre madness at all!

    November 25, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    Yes, I see that they have deleted all of s kel's statements yesterday.
    My guess is that, since he had the correct information, that wasn't allowed.

    November 25, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |