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Four injured in fire at State Department
Reuters Via Yahoo News ^ | 24 November 2012 | Chris Francescani

Posted on 11/24/2012 7:00:58 PM PST by Army Air Corps

A fire broke out during routine maintenance at the U.S. State Department on Saturday, injuring four maintenance workers, officials said.

The fire began inside ductwork on the building's eighth floor at about 11 a.m. (1600 GMT) as workers were replacing insulation, State Department and fire officials said.

Workers doused the fire with hand-held extinguishers before fire department personnel arrived, District of Columbia Battalion Chief Edward Mills said.

Mills, who was one of the first responders to the scene, told Reuters TV the cause of the fire remained under investigation but did not immediately appear suspicious.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: statedepartment
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1 posted on 11/24/2012 7:01:12 PM PST by Army Air Corps
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To: Army Air Corps

Well, at least it wasn’t a nuclear submarine this time. Those puppies are expensive.


2 posted on 11/24/2012 7:02:17 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Criminal defense lawyers won't have the Twinkie to kick around anymore.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

An excuse for “can’t find that file...”


3 posted on 11/24/2012 7:03:12 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Army Air Corps

Oops! Hillary couldn’t find her paper shredder.

Watch out!


4 posted on 11/24/2012 7:03:49 PM PST by stanne
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

There are easier ways to make a file disappear. Now, there is another possible scenario.


5 posted on 11/24/2012 7:04:55 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: MestaMachine

FYI ping.


6 posted on 11/24/2012 7:06:52 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Overheated shreder.


7 posted on 11/24/2012 7:12:39 PM PST by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepissed)
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To: Army Air Corps

Now we know what they did with the Benghazi records/documents


8 posted on 11/24/2012 7:14:14 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Army Air Corps
Spontaneous combustion of Benghazi records?
9 posted on 11/24/2012 7:18:12 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Good thing the Fire Dep’t wasn’t told to “stand down”


10 posted on 11/24/2012 7:21:09 PM PST by bigbob
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To: bigbob

Well, there wasn’t an ambassador in the building. On the other hand, DC is about as safe as Benghazi.


11 posted on 11/24/2012 7:23:36 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Just a little bump in the road. No worries. All the important people are celebrating Thanksgiving.


12 posted on 11/24/2012 7:26:46 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Army Air Corps

Classified messagesa from Benghazi were probably destroyed or damaged....visual evidence was probably lost too.....what terrible luck.....darn it!


13 posted on 11/24/2012 7:29:27 PM PST by jch10 (7th generation Floridian)
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To: Army Air Corps

I wonder whose office is on the 8th floor.


14 posted on 11/24/2012 7:29:31 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: jch10
They'll blame it on popcorn in the microwave oven. Too bad that the secret Benghazi documents were hidden behind the microwave oven like how the Los Alamos hard drives were hidden behind the copy machine.

-PJ

15 posted on 11/24/2012 7:32:06 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Army Air Corps

“State Department personnel were evacuated to a nearby facility”

“The fire was quickly extinguished and the main building has been reopened for normal weekend operations,”


16 posted on 11/24/2012 7:32:21 PM PST by Selene
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To: combat_boots

Good question.


17 posted on 11/24/2012 7:32:25 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: combat_boots

Check out the 9th Floor

Bureau of Diplomatic Security - US Department of State

www.state.gov/m/ds/career www.state.gov/careers. Or contact us directly at 571.345.3783. U.S. Department of State. 9th Floor, SA–20. 2201 C Street, NW ...


18 posted on 11/24/2012 7:41:05 PM PST by Selene
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To: Selene

All that paper trail did was leave paper?

I think not.

People watched. People heard those maydays. People spoke. Someone said, “Stand down.”

There are witnesses to history. Lots of them. This isn’t really one of those ‘the office of so ‘n so’ edited....’ LOTS of people know the actual facts.

Some of our boys sat on tarmacs, suited up and ready to roll. Waiting. In full gear.


19 posted on 11/24/2012 7:48:52 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: combat_boots

Moreover, the paper trail (electronic and physical) goes beyond the Department of State.


20 posted on 11/24/2012 8:10:27 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: combat_boots

The offices of the secretary and all of the under secretaries are on that floor as are the diplomatic reception rooms. That said, it’s a large building and the fire could have been on one of the other corridors far away from there.

Frankly, I’m not surprised. That building is aging and not doing it very well.


21 posted on 11/25/2012 12:45:36 AM PST by subaru
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To: Army Air Corps

The boss told them to get rid of the evidence.


22 posted on 11/25/2012 3:09:20 AM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Army Air Corps

Following recent protocol policies, dispatcher instructed maintenance workers to stand down. First responders not authorized to enter the bldg due to lack of information. Could only respond with forces already in the area.

Rogue maintenance workers were very fortunate they weren’t killed for disobedience to stand down directives given three times.


23 posted on 11/25/2012 3:28:01 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Army Air Corps

“Moreover, the paper trail (electronic and physical) goes beyond the Department of State.”

A foreign government (read ChiComs, NK, Iran, Russia or Egypt) with copies of that paper trail and electronic files of the maydays and videos—especially the ‘one that people cannot find’ of Stevens and what really heinous chit was done to him/his body—would be a perfect thing to blackmail 0ba/Jarrett with. You could do ANYTHING.


24 posted on 11/25/2012 8:28:46 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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