Photos: Library of Congress Fire damaged the Oval Office and west wing of the White House on Christmas Eve 1929. President Herbert Hoover left a holiday party in the Executive Mansion to attend the blaze.
The NATIONAL FIRE JOURNAL is a web log - AKA ``blog'' - written and edited by Vinny Del Giudice, who served as a volunteer fireman and EMT with the Arlington County (Virginia) Fire Department from 1985-1992. Your editor - a member of the Arlington County Fire Department Historical Society - also publishes blogs about the Arlington County (Virginia) Fire Department, the Springfield (Ohio) Fire Rescue Division and others. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (This is a hobby. Suggestions welcomed.)