Washington Embassy Fire

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A four-alarm fire did over two-Million dollars in damage to the Estonian Embassy in Washington, DC. The fire was apparently started by an electrical short in the basement. A total of 80 firefighters responded, and one was reported injured. The 96-year-old building was heavily damaged, with initial losses pegged at two-point-five-Million dollars. Investigators now await approval from Estonian embassy officials to go looking for an exact cause of the fire.

-- Rachel Gibson (rgibson@hotmail.com), July 03, 2001

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