The Watergate complex, the site of the 1972 robbery that kicked off a historical presidential cover-up, caught on fire Wednesday afternoon.
Video on social media shows at least apartment complex in the building engulfed in flames. The fire was quickly extinguished, according to reports on social media.
This is a breaking story. More on this as it develops.
Fire at the Watergate residential building, view from @TheAtlantic HQ. pic.twitter.com/kNfokFPcJT
— Patrick Garrigan (@PatrickGarrigan) January 11, 2017