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Catching Up with the Curator: The White House Fire of 1814

White House Curator Bill Allman discusses the fire that nearly destroyed the White House in 1814.

It's Fire Prevention Week -- when Americans are called up to renew our efforts to prevent fires and their tragic consequences.

So it's fitting that we begin a new video series, Catching up with the Curators, with White House Curator Bill Allman discussing an important moment that came two years into the War of 1812 -- when British troops invaded Washington, DC and burned the White House. 

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