It was a scary day at the White House on Saturday—for about five minutes. Reports of smoke emanating from the West Wing, including the press area, led to a brief evacuation. Five fire trucks reported to the scene as authorities exercised "an abundance of caution" investigating a mechanical closet that was the source of the smoke. The culprit? An overheated piece of equipment. Oh, well. You can never be too careful.
False Alarm West Wing of White House on Saturday. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty)