Workmen using a propane torch to remove paint from an outside window at the White House on Saturday touched off a small fire adjacent to the Oval Office, officials said.

There were no injuries and damage was minimal. President Bush and his wife, Barbara, were spending the weekend at the presidential retreat at Camp David, Md.The fire, which began about 9:45 a.m., was contained primarily to the window frame and shaft in a small room adjacent to the Oval Office, said Deputy Fire Chief J.E. Gal-lagher.