SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The Illinois Capitol has been evacuated following a small furnace fire shortly before lawmakers were expected to gather for a veto session.
Springfield Fire Chief Robert “Barry” Helmerichs says the first floor fire was put out Tuesday with an extinguisher and the building was evacuated as a precaution. He says people are slowly being let back into the building. The room where the fire started will be ventilated.
No injuries were reported.