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Smoke prompts Capitol Annex evacuation

3 years 1 month 3 weeks ago October 15, 2013 Oct 15, 2013 Tuesday, October 15 2013 October 15, 2013 10:44 AM in News
Source: Baton Rouge Fire Department
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Firefighters evacuated the Capitol Annex in Baton Rouge this morning after smoke was reported inside.

Curt Monte with the Baton Rouge Fire Department said the smoke came from a fan motor which overheated in a maintenance room, which did not cause any damage to the building.

He said once the smoke was cleared everyone was allowed back in, and workers installed a new fan motor.

The Capitol Annex contains Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne's office and other state offices.

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