Oneida County Office Building evacuated due to fire alarm

The Oneida County Office Building in Utica was evacuated this morning after the fire alarm was set off, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office.

Posted: Dec. 5, 2017 11:01 AM
Updated: Dec. 5, 2017 11:01 AM

UTICA – The Oneida County Office Building in Utica was evacuated this morning after the fire alarm was set off, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies say around 9:48 a.m. Tuesday the building at 908 Park Avenue was evacuated and deputies in the building learned there was a smoke alarm going off on the fifth floor. Deputies responded to that area and found that burnt toast form the county clerk’s office had set off the alarm.

The Utica Fire Department responded to the scene and confirmed that the cause of the alarm was the burnt toast, and determined the building was safe for re-entry. No injuries were reported in the incident.

The Utica Police Department also assisted at the scene.

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