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:
Well this has never happened before… #lalege evacuting building after fire alarm going off… pic.twitter.com/QWJB7YPadU
— Julie Emerson (@JulieEmerson) May 6, 2019
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.
Legislators, lobbyists, staff and others have exited Louisiana State Capitol because of fire alarm #lalege pic.twitter.com/YnJ0hbN3Ia
— Tyler Bridges (@tegbridges) May 6, 2019
A firetruck that arrived at the scene has now left the building and the evacuation has been lifted
And the fire truck is gone. Good sign? #lalege #lagov https://t.co/HPeVfSso9B
— Melinda Deslatte (@MelindaDeslatte) May 6, 2019