Fire alarm disrupts business at the state capitol

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Today’s floor session in the House of Delegates was abruptly cut short when a fire alarm sounded in the State Capitol building.

Monongalia County Delegate Danielle Walker was speaking during “remarks from members'” when her address was interrupted by an audible fire alarm. The alarm sounded around 12:07 p.m. at 12:10 p.m. Delegate Gary Howell who was serving in the Speaker’s position for Roger Hanshaw declared the House in recess and everyone left the building.

The cause of the alarm is not known, but the all clear was given and staff returned to the building.

The House will resume their floor session at 2 p.m.

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