An actual fire broke out in Minneapolis City Hall Tuesday, one day after city employees say they practiced for such an event with a fire drill.
According to fire chief John Fruetel, a small fire broke out in a storage closet next to the elevator shafts on the Rotunda level of the building. He said it took a little while for firefighters to find the fire.
After they put it out, firefighters set up a few fans to blow the light smoke and stench out the doors.
Several City Hall employees told me the timing of the fire was a bit ironic. By the looks of how orderly and calmly everyone handled themselves, it appears the previous day’s drill paid off.