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June 05, 2014 07:00 AM

Burned Popcorn Prompts State Office Evacuation

Pierre, SD

Burned popcorn was to blame for the brief evacuation of a state government office building in Pierre.

People in the Becker-Hansen building were evacuated as a precaution for a few minutes Wednesday afternoon when the burned popcorn in a microwave set off a fire alarm.

Assistant Fire Chief Leon Ellis says the popcorn was in a break room on the second floor, which houses the state Transportation Department.

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