Smoke odor prompts evacuation at state capitol Monday

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Lawmakers cleared out of the state capitol Monday evening after a fire alarm was triggered mid-session.

Officials said they exited the chambers inside the capitol building after the alarm was triggered shortly before 6 p.m.

An Associated Press reporter says the alarm and subsequent evacuation were instigated by a smokey smell coming from the area of the cafeteria.

It’s unclear what was the source of the smell.

No injuries have been reported at this time.

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