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False alarm prompts evacuation at state Capitol

The dome inside the Oklahoma State Capitol. (FILE)

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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