The fire happened during a gathering at the building late Friday. Officials were preparing for up to 40 deaths.
Some protesters angrily threw flowers at police who had created tight perimeters around the street, and demanded that the officers get out of the way.
For China and Taiwan, the tension stretches back much further than the president-elect taking a phone call from the Taiwanese leader.
Sitting on less than 50 acres of federal land, this bustling camp community is a refuge for those fighting the $3.7 billion Dakota Access Pipeline.
If granted, it would allow Bergdahl to avert a court-martial trial scheduled for April. He faces charges carrying a maximum penalty of life in prison.