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It was on December 24, 1929 while Hoover was President. It did severe damage to The West Wing and to Hoover's oval office but dud not affect the main part of the White House. It was caused by a defective chimney flue in a fire place.

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It more or less survived a fire at the hands of the British in 1814 (during the war of 1812) and another fire in the West Wing in 1929, while Herbert Hoover was President."

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