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Thursday, September 18, 2014

U.S. CAPITOL - 1930


On Jan. 3, 1930, fire broke out at the U.S. Capitol.
 
Flames were confined to the attic studio of resident artist Carl Moberly.

"The fire illuminated the cold night sky," according to the House of Representatives website. "More than 27 fire crews from around the region responded."
 
Damage, however, was limited.

Moberly was rescued by a member of the Capitol staff and revived by a Navy physician

The blaze followed an electrical fire at the White House on Christmas Eve 1929.