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Fire Alarm Prompts Brief Evacuation of Delaware's Legislative Hall

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Legislative Hall (Photo: WBOC) Legislative Hall (Photo: WBOC)

DOVER, Del. (AP)- A fire alarm prompted a brief evacuation of Legislative Hall before officials sounded the all clear.
    
The alarm sounded about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday.  The Dover Fire Department and Dover police responded but were on the scene for only a few minutes before departing.
    
Officials said a wire leading from a temporary outside cooling unit to an electrical panel in the basement overheated, causing plastic insulation to melt.
    
Last year, Legislative Hall was closed for more than a week after an October fire caused extensive damage to some parts of the building.
    
Investigators determined that the fire began when an exhaust pipe for a backup generator sparked a blaze in the attic during a test.

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