The evacuation of those who participate in the inauguration rehearsal of Joseph Biden is in progress. The chief of the fire service said that the incident, which happened at 10.14 am local time, was related to a small fire, which was extinguished, CNN reports.
As he explained, it was a minimal incident that cannot be considered an incident.
By the time Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th U.S. president Wednesday, his scandal-tainted predecessor Donald Trump will already be far away, having helicoptered out of the White House a last time earlier that morning, an official said on Jan. 15.
Trump will be the first president in a century and a half to snub the inauguration of his successor.
This was done after the services warned of security threats during the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden next week.
The state of emergency was declared by the mayor of Washington, Muriel Bowser, last Wednesday, after the incursion of the demonstrators into the Congress, because after that, information about the planned riots during the inauguration began to appear.