This time, Minneapolis City Hall fire was no drill

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.