1st LD Writethru: White House locked down after vendor cart catches fire

March 7, 2015 7:35 PM

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WASHINGTON, March 7 (Xinhua) -- The White House was put under a security lockdown on Saturday morning after a nearby vendor cart caught fire just prior to President Barack Obama's departure for Selma, Alabama, media reports said.

The White House lockdown came as "press gathered outside near the South Lawn for the departure of President Obama and the First Family on the way to Selma, Ala., for a historic 50th anniversary civil rights march," a White House pool report said.

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