Washington (CNN) - The West Wing of the White House, including the press area, was evacuated Saturday out of an abundance of caution as authorities investigate the source of smoke coming out of what is believed to be a mechanical closet, a Secret Service spokesman told CNN.
Five fire trucks responded to the White House, including a ladder truck, but all departed shortly thereafter.
The scene was calm, and soon people were allowed to return inside the White House.
- CNN's Athena Jones contributed to this report
Is Joe still bragging about the fire Presidency? I think not! Mr President and my spiritual brother there is an eminent danger and only The Lord knows why! Please tell everyone involved with your Government to change their ways otherwise things don't look good. Hey hey it's the fear mongrel again. No no brother I really care
Authorities have confirmed alarms were set off due to Jay Carney's still smoldering pants from yesterday's news conference.
Boy oh Boy already the nasty remarks. The repos can't seem to move on at all. To bad for them.
Hey Lottie .
Your comment made me chuckle. Encouraging folks to MOVE ON from a Clinton scandal. You should start a PAC.
I guess they legalized it in the White House. Hey Obama sell me a 20!
Amercian people are agreed with boehener that is alright what about sign realase email so world people want make to sure know what happened about. E mail. If careny said rejcuite againt boehener
Carney make refuse about email also people will belive that carney make feel lie to his story with media
Repblucian congress are great keep work against hillary and obama what happened about e mail
obama under a lot of pressure these days.... probably started smoking again. based on some of the incompetence, he and almost everybody in the white house must be smokin' pot.
If any of them had watched Olympus has Fallen they must've been freaking out
Sounds like POTUS got caught "Smokin' in the boys room"...again.... He ran out of Nicorette!
Maybe there was a fire, or maybe Odumbo regime wanted the press corps out of the way to do some more criminal activity. With Odumbo you just don't trust anything they ever say.