THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Las Vegas, Nevada) ___________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release October 1, 1999
STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT
I am relieved that today's fire at the Department of Commerce was extinguished quickly and apparently without any serious injuries. The D.C. Fire Department and all those who worked to put out the fire deserve credit for ensuring the safety of the Department of Commerce employees who work at the Herbert Hoover building. I hope that the damage can be repaired quickly and that Secretary Daley and his entire team can be back to full speed as soon as possible.