Library of Congress Madison Building

Posted by Zotta Rendevouz

The power cord is accused of a fire Friday morning at the Library of Congress Madison Building.

According to a spokesman for Capitol Police Sgt. Kimberly Schneider, DC-area electricity provider Pepco was doing the work in the building, and a power line caught fire.

Jennifer Gavin, Senior Public Affairs at the Library of Congress, said he was "surge" in an electrical room.

"But he went out and the building was successfully evacuated," he said. "I'm not aware of injuries."

According to Gavin, and several firefighters at the scene, the fire broke out around 9:40 in the basement of the building.

Schneider said the emergency crews responded immediately. At least six other DC Fire Department was called to the construction of two truck scale, such as Sprint firefighters inside. The Capitol Police K-9 teams were on hand as well.

Roads around the building were closed and more than a dozen fire trucks, the Capitol Police and emergency vehicles remained at the scene.

Employees of the building at the time of the incident reported flashing lights, and the Internet down. They were then ordered to evacuate the building and were allowed to return at 10.30