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Nevada Capitol evacuated after false fire alarm

Updated Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 10 a.m.

CARSON CITY — More than 100 state workers and the governor evacuated the Nevada Capitol when a fire alarm sounded this afternoon.

The Carson City Fire Department answered the call. It was determined to be a false alarm set off by machinery in the basement.

Gov. Brian Sandoval was in his office at the time and went to a designated evacuation site, press aide Tyler Klimas said.

Employees returned to work about 35 minutes later.

CORRECTION: This story has been updated to reflect that Gov. Brian Sandoval was in his office at the time of the fire alarm. | (July 24, 2014)

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