Fire erupts at Ecuadorean Embassy in District of Columbia

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Posted: Sep 27, 2017 5:09 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fire broke out early Wednesday at the Ecuadorean Embassy in the nation's capital.

District of Columbia fire and EMS described it in a Twitter post as a two-alarm fire and reported that the blaze had been brought under control by around 4:30 a.m. Flames could be seen rising from the roof of the structure in the neighborhood, which is home to some of the city's embassies.

Emergency equipment was remaining on the scene, posing likely traffic congestion problems in the predawn hours at the start of the morning rush hour.

WRC-TV reported that more than 100 firefighters fought the blaze for about 2 hours and that one firefighter suffered minor burns. There was no immediate indication of the cause of the fire.