West Wing of White House evacuated

The West Wing of the White House was briefly evacuated on Saturday morning when a smoke odor was reported.

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A White House official says an electrical transformer malfunctioned just after 7 a.m., setting off a smoke alarm.

The problem was quickly resolved, the official added, allowing personnel to reenter the West Wing.

The first family “was unaffected,” the official said.

--This report was originally published at 8:07 a.m. and last updated at 9:14 a.m.