An electrical fire in the basement of the Internal Revenue Service's Washington headquarters led to an evacuation and shutdown of the building yesterday.

There were no reported injuries at the office, which is located at 1111 Constitution Ave., and houses approximately 3,000 IRS employees. The Washington Fire Department responded to alarms around 9:30 a.m., and the decision to close the building for the remainder of the day was made due to smoke and a lack of electrical power.

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