Ball State administration building evacuated

A fire truck parks in front of the north entrance of the Frank A. Bracken administration Building Jan. 14. Officials responded to reports of smoke coming from an elevator shaft around 2:30p.m. Rylan Capper, DN
A fire truck parks in front of the north entrance of the Frank A. Bracken administration Building Jan. 14. Officials responded to reports of smoke coming from an elevator shaft around 2:30p.m. Rylan Capper, DN

The Ball State Frank A. Bracken Administration Building was evacuated at approximately 2:30 p.m. Jan. 14.

Fire Lieutenant Scott Hahn said the fire alarm was sounded after smoke was allegedly seen coming from an elevator. By approximately 2:40 p.m., the faculty had returned to the building and the firetrucks and police cars had cleared the area.

Andrew Walker, senior communications strategist, said the smoke was caused due to a mechanical issue with the elevator. There was no fire reported.

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