Friday, April 11, 2008

Hillary's On Fire!

Literally. The Terre Haute campaign headquarters of Sen. Hillary Clinton went up in flames during the early morning hours as Bill Clinton was preparing to arrive to begin campaigning in the West Central Indiana area and as Sen. Barack Obama's bus tour brings his campaign to Terre Haute. Two Clinton campaign workers were in the building when the fire broke it. WTHI-TV reports:

"When they arrived on the scene, flames were shooting out the tops of it, and the vehicle in front was also involved in the fire," Terre Haute Fire Department Public Information Officer John Gardner said.

Gardner said two women were inside Clinton's headquarters when the fire started. They got out safely, but one of the women's cars caught fire.

"It was really burning. The front part hadn't caved in yet. When it caved in, it fell on her car. Her car was on fire inside and out," George Leach, a witness said.

Despite Former President Bill Cinton's visit to the Wabash Valley, investigators said they aren't jumping to any conclusions just yet as to what may have caused the fire at the Clinton Headquarters.

"At this point all we know is that there was a structure fire. We put it out, and we are going to do our investigation," Gardner said.

No word yet on where the fire started or the cause.

We have been told that the secret service has been on the scene investigating.


artfuggins said...

that is one way for a bankrupt campaign to avoid paying the rent.

7th CD guy said...

I'm sure that the fire was an accident. After all, would the Clintons do anything illegal?

varangianguard said...

The campaign may have used too much power, and simply overheated the wiring.

I wouldn't read too much into this, beyond "accident".