Hours after black smoke was reported coming from the chimney of the Russian consulate in San Francisco, people walking by Russian diplomatic building in Washington, D.C., spotted smoke and fire coming from behind the facility.
Pedestrians walking by the Trade Representative of the Russian Federation office on Connecticut Avenue NW Friday afternoon could see flames rising from the backyard of the property, which houses Russian diplomatic staff and offices.
Foreign Policy reported seeing staff “dumping what appeared to be paper into the fire.” Earlier Friday, a woman climbed the building’s back wall and used bolt cutters to remove security cameras.
— Foreign Policy (@ForeignPolicy) September 1, 2017
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