Fire burns near U.S. Capitol Complex, emergency alert broadcast over a loudspeaker

Smoke could be seen rising near the U.S. Capitol Complex Monday morning which raised suspicion of an attack.

However, it has been reported that the fire started in a homeless encampment after a propane tank exploded.

Intellihub founder and editor-in-chief Shepard Ambellas Tweeted out the following alert message at 10:58 a.m. Eastern Time: “Smoke seen rising from US Capitol and an emergency alert message is playing over a loudspeaker.”


PM Breaking News Tweeted a breaking news alert that shows video footage of the fire.

“The fire at a homeless encampment near the Capitol complex earlier was reportedly caused by a propane tank explosion. Other propane tanks have been spotted ‘laying around’ and are being investigated.”
@PMBreakingNews on Twitter

The bridge where the fire occurred is less than one mile away from the capitol.

The fire caused panic throughout the District of Columbia and even prompted the evacuation of Joe Biden’s inaugural rehearsal that was underway near the capitol building at the time.

Barbara Malmet offered her two cents Tweeting: “Today’s Inaugural Rehearsal had to be called off. The terrorists are winning.”

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