Fire breaks out at Watergate complex

A fire broke out on the 13th floor of the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C., according to WJLA.

The Washington, D.C., Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department said just after 2 p.m. that crews had extinguished the fire and were trying to eliminate smoke from several floors in the complex.

The Watergate complex is synonymous with the 1970's scandal, in which aides to then-President Richard Nixon broke into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee, ultimately leading to Nixon's resignation.

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Firefighters battle blaze on 13th floor of Watergate complex

A fire broke out at the Watergate complex in Northwest Washington on Wednesday, authorities said.

At about 1:40 p.m., D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services tweeted that firefighters were responding to a fire in the 700 block of New Hampshire Avenue NW, which is a residential tower in the five-building complex, which includes office buildings and a hotel.

A fire broke out at the Watergate complex in Northwest Washington on Wednesday, authorities said.

At about 1:40 p.m., D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services tweeted that firefighters were responding to a fire in the 700 block of New Hampshire Avenue NW, which is a residential tower in the five-building complex, which includes office buildings and a hotel.

The fire was on the 13th floor, the tweet said, and smoke had spread throughout several floors.

No injuries were reported, officials said, and no information about the cause of the fire was immediately available.

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