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Capitol evacuated after fire alarm goes off

Posted at 5:52 PM, May 06, 2019

The Louisiana Legislature took an involuntary break today after the building was evacuated.

The AP reported that there’s the smell of smoke in the area of the building’s cafeteria, and the entire building was evacuated.

Representative Julie Emerson tweeted this video:

Tweets from others at the Capitol shows groups gathered on the steps of the building. Reports are that the fire started in the cafeteria but is now out.

A firetruck that arrived at the scene has now left the building and the evacuation has been lifted