Evacuation at Library of Congress - NBC4 Washington

Evacuation at Library of Congress

Smell of smoke in ventilation system



    How Telehealth Technology is Revolutionizing Healthcare

    Part of the Library of Congress complex in D.C. was evacuated because of a smell of smoke in the ventilation system.

    The Madison Building on Capitol Hill was evacuated Wednesday at about 4 p.m. An investigation was expected to take about 45 minutes, a library spokesman said.

    Smoke was initially reported on the sixth floor, D.C. fire department spokesman Pete Piringer said. A burning odor was reported on other floors.

    Firefighters believe they have traced the smoke to an air handling unit, Piringer said.

    No injuries were reported.