Capitol Visitor Center reopened, no fire found

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 23, 2015 9:35 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Capitol Visitor's Center was reopened on Tuesday after no fire was discovered following the sounding of a fire alarm, U.S. Capitol Police said.

The center had been evacuated earlier Tuesday as police and the local fire department investigated the source of the fire alarm. Neither smoke nor fire was found, a Capitol Police spokeswoman said. She did not know why the fire alarm had sounded.

(Reporting by Susan Cornwell and Susan Heavey)