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    Fire in Senate Office Building

    Nov 2 10:51 AM US/Eastern


    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Capitol Police on Friday were investigating the latest in a series of suspicious fires occurring in Senate office buildings.
    Police spokesman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider said a small fire was discovered about 8:00 a.m. EDT in a 2nd floor woman's restroom of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. She said it was quickly extinguished and there were no evacuations or injuries.

    Schneider said it was at least the 7th confirmed fire in the office buildings since late September. The fires are all suspicious in nature and Capitol Police are exploring the possibility that they are linked, she said.

    Capitol Police sent out a mass e-mail in early October noting "a series of small fires that have occurred in the Senate Office Buildings in recent days," and asking for tips. The e-mail said that more building patrols have been added to investigate.

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    rules hillary out it was in the ladies room

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    Quote Originally Posted by towersrock View Post
    rules hillary out it was in the ladies room
    So glad someone beat me to it...I was pondering this one for a while.

    Rules out staff, too -- 8 AM on a Friday? No one's there that early.
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    Is Kentland due on the Senate Office Building?
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    " We should really form a committee to look into this fire phenomenon thing ". Quietly to aide; " Are they here for more money again"?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI View Post
    Is Kentland due on the Senate Office Building?
    No...The station on New Jersey Ave would be, I would think. Someone in need of some serious therapy. Pretty sad.
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    Its often said that the only way to get anything done in government, you need to light a fire under them...But hang on!!!
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    It was global warming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI View Post
    Is Kentland due on the Senate Office Building?
    C'mon, George, everyone knows your dislike for the Kentland folks, but isn't this just a little low?

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinm View Post
    Its often said that the only way to get anything done in government, you need to light a fire under them...But hang on!!!
    Ha, that's how the Congressional Fire Services Caucus was formed in the late 80's.
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    I don't know guys. Malahat works in D.C. and he is known to "report" (many in first hand accounts) on many incidents while on his "walks."

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoxAlarm187 View Post
    C'mon, George, everyone knows your dislike for the Kentland folks, but isn't this just a little low?
    Gee, it was just an innocent little question.
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    I have to go with radiant heat.
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    I was going to suggest it was a member of the press, but then I remembered that the TalkingHeads were Burning Down the House and not the Senate.




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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefReason View Post
    I have to go with radiant heat.
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    Maybe members of the CFSI should be interviewed!
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    I saw a teaser on CNN earlier today that it was a Capitol Police officer, of course I can't seem to confirm that on CNN's website, and the only link I saw doesn't work for me http://capitol-police-news.newslib.com/ ...And there's nothing yet on the Washington Post website. Or Fox News...
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    Member of Capitol Police force charged with arson

    Published Thursday, October 11, 2007


    FARMERSVILLE — A Farmersville woman who serves on the Capitol Police force is being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $100,000 bond after her arrest this week on an arson charge.

    Denisha L. Brethorst, 38, is accused of starting a fire Sunday at 502 Nora St. in Farmersville.
    The fire was reported at approximately 2:30 a.m. Farmersville firefighters responded and requested assistance from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the state fire marshal’s office. There were multiple origins of fire on the property, according to Undersheriff Rick Robbins. The state fire marshal deemed it to be an arson, and the investigation led to Brethorst’s arrest Monday, Robbins said.

    Henry Haupt, spokesman for Secretary of State Jesse White, whose office oversees the Capitol Police in Springfield, confirmed that Brethorst is a member of the force.

    The Secretary of State Police and personnel are “aware of the situation,” he said Wednesday, adding that Brethorst has been sent a letter telling her she’s on unpaid leave until the matter is resolved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martinm View Post
    Its often said that the only way to get anything done in government, you need to light a fire under them...But hang on!!!
    Martin--you are ignoring the one and only person who entered Parliament with honourable intentions------




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    Quote Originally Posted by coldfront View Post
    Member of Capitol Police force charged with arson

    Published Thursday, October 11, 2007


    FARMERSVILLE — A Farmersville woman who serves on the Capitol Police force is being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $100,000 bond after her arrest this week on an arson charge.

    Denisha L. Brethorst, 38, is accused of starting a fire Sunday at 502 Nora St. in Farmersville.
    The fire was reported at approximately 2:30 a.m. Farmersville firefighters responded and requested assistance from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the state fire marshal’s office. There were multiple origins of fire on the property, according to Undersheriff Rick Robbins. The state fire marshal deemed it to be an arson, and the investigation led to Brethorst’s arrest Monday, Robbins said.

    Henry Haupt, spokesman for Secretary of State Jesse White, whose office oversees the Capitol Police in Springfield, confirmed that Brethorst is a member of the force.

    The Secretary of State Police and personnel are “aware of the situation,” he said Wednesday, adding that Brethorst has been sent a letter telling her she’s on unpaid leave until the matter is resolved.

    Coldfront, Where'd you find this??........... This is a different Arson thing, not the one that started this thread. Diane, I caught the same blip on TV also, and my wife commented on it, since our late son-in-law was a Capitol Police Officer some years back.
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