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False alarm triggered at state Capitol, prompts evacuation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Workers and visitors at the Oklahoma Capitol are being let back in the building after construction workers apparently triggered a fire alarm accidentally.

The alarm started sounding in the building just before 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. Paul Timmons says the alarm likely was set off as a result of ongoing construction and that the building was evacuated as a precaution.

Construction work is ongoing on the first and third floors of the Capitol as part of a $120 million renovation of the nearly 100-year-old building.

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