After the United Stated Capitol Complex was placed under lockdown owing to an external security threat, the US secret service notified that public safety and law enforcement were responding to a small fire in the area of 1st and F streets SE, Washington, DC, which has now been extinguished.
They informed that there is no threat to public safety.
This lockdown comes in the aftermath of a siege at the Capitol on 6 January, and days before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
BBC had reported that thousands of National Guard members were deployed due to the shutdown.
(With inputs from BBC)
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