President Donald Trump’s White House almost got burnt on Friday after a man was set himself ablaze in the White House.
Secret Service agents had rushed in to scuttle the tragedy.
The man had his jacket on fire just beyond the border fence.
The Secret Service, which guards the president, said a man “operating an electronic wheelchair-type scooter lit his outer jacket on fire while sitting along Pennsylvania Ave. outside the North Fence Line.”
Officers “immediately responded, extinguished the fire and rendered first aid,” the Secret Service tweeted, adding that the man had “what appears to be non-life threatening injuries.”
Details about what happened were scanty. It was not even immediately clear what caused the fire.
In a rare sight, officers rushed to the scene and others ordered journalists usually stationed with rows of television cameras outside the White House to get inside the building.