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Smoke in the West Wing

9:06 AM, May 11, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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A little scare at the White House this morning, via the pool report:

Reporters and photographers were evacuated from the WH just after 7 a.m. Saturday because of a smoke odor. All have now returned to the building — and things are back to normal.

Details from a White House Official:

“Early this am, an electrical transformer near the West Wing malfunctioned and set off a smoke alarm in the West Wing. The transformer problem was quickly resolved. Electricity and personnel access to the West Wing has returned to normal.  The First Family was unaffected.”

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