Oklahoma Capitol evacuated after fire alarm triggered

Ponca City Now - October 21, 2015 10:16 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Police briefly evacuated Oklahoma’s state Capitol building because of a fire alarm.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol spokesman Capt. Paul Timmons says authorities believe the Tuesday morning alarm was triggered as a result of construction in the building. Workers and visitors were told to stay out of the building for around a half-hour.

Uniformed troopers walked through the halls and notified workers and visitors that the alarm was not a drill. Dozens of employees gathered outside the building and on the Capitol lawn.

House and Senate staff offices are being renovated on the first and third floors as part of a $120 million upgrade to the nearly 100-year-old building.


Latest Stories

Covid-19 Update for September 16, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – News 9 Fifty-nine new virus-related deaths and 2,263 new coronavirus cases were reported...

#JuJu Strong Fundraiser Sign-ups September 25th

Ponca City, Ok- The #JuJu Strong Sporting Clay Shoot Fundraiser to benefit JuJu Aguilar and his...

Moore Police Arrest Man who Defecated in Grocery Store Freezer

MOORE, Okla. (KOKH) – Moore Police arrested a man who acted bizarrely over the weekend inside...