This NBC led with the fire next to the White House: "The ornate C19th Executive Office Building is one of the largest stone structures in the world and houses most White House offices," John Yang asserted in a claim that is crying out for a factcheck. The blaze centered on the ceremonial offices of the Vice President, an area that does not have a sprinkler system. Yang was told that "everything in it is covered by a thick layer of soot, including the desk, which has been used by six Presidents, including Dwight Eisenhower." ABC's Jonathan Karl called the office "one of Washington's treasures" and offered the tidbit that the desk's central drawer features "the hand-carved signatures" of Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon.
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