Reagan Building partially reopens after fire
Updated 11:55 a.m. ET
Most of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center has reopened after an early morning fire today in the building's food court.
The food court remains closed but all other offices are once again occupied, according to the General Services Administration, the building's owner.
The fire began in a food court kitchen at 6:34 a.m., prompting an evacuation and the closure of portions of the busy 14th St. NW corridor. Smoke entered the building's duct work and spread throughout the building, according to GSA.
The Reagan Building is the nation's second-largest federal building after the Pentagon. It houses about 7,000 employees of USAID, the Commerce Department, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Environmental Protection Agency.
| February 15, 2011; 11:25 AM ET
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