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Inauguration rehearsal evacuated immediately after fire in homeless camp

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Folks evacuate from the West Entrance of the U.S. Capitol during a rehearsal the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. (AP Picture/Carolyn Kaster)

AP

The U.S. Capitol complicated briefly locked down throughout a rehearsal for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration just after a fireplace in a homeless encampment about a mile absent despatched a plume of smoke into the air and triggered protection fears in an presently jittery town.

The wrong alarm briefly interrupted Monday’s rehearsal for Wednesday’s inauguration ceremony, a quadrennial workout in which stand-ins take the roles of Biden and other VIPs and the U.S. Marine Band goes by means of its paces, including training “The Star-Spangled Banner” for Wednesday’s functionality by Lady Gaga. Rehearsal resumed not extensive afterward, accompanied by repeated passes by a helicopter patrolling the skies over the Capitol.

Law enforcement officials stated there was no