Fire closes Mount Vernon city hall

An underground fire caused elevated carbon monoxide levels

An underground fire caused elevated carbon monoxide levels throughout the building this morning. (January 6, 2014 12:22 PM)

An underground fire caused Mount Vernon city hall to be evacuated today.

City officials shut down the building around 7:30 a.m. after smoke was detected in the basement. There were very few people inside at the time of closure.

Further inspection uncovered that wires in an underground transformer were smoldering, causing elevated carbon monoxide levels throughout the building.

Investigators...

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