Civic building evacuated in Winchester after false fire alarm

Civic building evacuated in Winchester after false fire alarm

Several people were evacuated from the Winchester Centre after a fire alarm set off

Emergency services were called to the scene

First published in News

DOZENS of people were evacuated from a Winchester building this morning after a false fire alarm.

Hampshire Fire & Resuce were called to the Winchester Centre in St Georges Street after a fire alarm was set off in a kitchen.

A woman understood to work at the building also received ambulance treatment after falling over after leaving the building.

Crew manager Richard North said: “It was a lot of fuss over nothing really. Someone burnt their breakfast this morning and set off the alarm. Because the different parts of the centre are interlinked the alarms went off in all rooms and everyone had to leave.

“There is no fire and everything has been switched off so it will be over with very quickly."

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10:31pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Brook says...

Having breakfast at work? Hope they were not being paid
Having breakfast at work? Hope they were not being paid Brook
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9:25am Sat 17 Nov 12

winchres says...

My experience of my old local government office is they burnt their breakfast toast because they got engrossed in Facebooking their friends!
Unions thought it was against their Human Rights to block Facebook
to employees.
My experience of my old local government office is they burnt their breakfast toast because they got engrossed in Facebooking their friends! Unions thought it was against their Human Rights to block Facebook to employees. winchres
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8:48pm Sat 17 Nov 12

campfreddie says...

Breaking news!

A fire alarm goes off and more than 24 people leave the building, whilst one of them falls over, outside the building. The Crew manager says it was a lot of fuss over nothing" yet the HC considers this to be headline news. Yawn.
Breaking news! A fire alarm goes off and more than 24 people leave the building, whilst one of them falls over, outside the building. The Crew manager says it was a lot of fuss over nothing" yet the HC considers this to be headline news. Yawn. campfreddie
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12:07pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Yves1977 says...

campfreddie wrote:
Breaking news!

A fire alarm goes off and more than 24 people leave the building, whilst one of them falls over, outside the building. The Crew manager says it was a lot of fuss over nothing" yet the HC considers this to be headline news. Yawn.
It's all part of life's rich tapestry
[quote][p][bold]campfreddie[/bold] wrote: Breaking news! A fire alarm goes off and more than 24 people leave the building, whilst one of them falls over, outside the building. The Crew manager says it was a lot of fuss over nothing" yet the HC considers this to be headline news. Yawn.[/p][/quote]It's all part of life's rich tapestry Yves1977
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