A false fire alarm led approximately 1,500 employees of the California Department of Transportation to evacuate the agency’s building Thursday at 11th and N streets in downtown Sacramento.
Mark Dinger, a Caltrans spokesman, said a fire alarm went off shortly after 1 p.m. in the department’s sixth-floor computer room. He said the six-story building was quickly evacuated, and crews from the Sacramento and West Sacramento fire departments responded.
No fire was found.
Dinger said a roofing contractor was working on the roof, and it is thought the fire alarm might have been triggered by particles of material that drifted into vents.
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He said the evacuation lasted for about an hour.
Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.