As the inauguration of the new president of the United States approaches, Washington, D.C., has been on high alert for many consecutive days, with strict security, and federal institutions such as the Capitol are the core areas of defense.
On the 18th, a fire broke out near the Capitol in Washington, which triggered an alarm at the Capitol and led to the cancellation of the ongoing rehearsal for the presidential inauguration.
On the 18th, a fire broke out near the Capitol in Washington, D.C., and the Capitol and the adjacent offices of both houses of the Senate were temporarily blocked.
After the fire, congressional police warned the staff in the building not to leave the building due to external security threats and stay away from windows.
The rehearsal for the presidential inauguration was cancelled due to the fire.
According to the Associated Press, the rehearsal of the presidential inauguration was under way during the Capitol was blocked, which was cancelled, and the people participating in the inaugural rehearsal on the west side of the building evacuated from the scene.
It is understood that Biden himself did not attend the rehearsal that day.
The fire was quickly put out without casualties.
The fire took place in a homeless camp 1.6 kilometers from the Capitol and was caused by a homeless man’s fire, according to Washington fire officials and police. The fire was quickly put out without casualties, and the Capitol was later unblocked and normal operation. T
he U.S. Secret Service, which is responsible for security of the presidential inauguration, said that the incident did not pose a threat to the public.