Electrical Fault Sets off Fire Alarm at Parliament Building
Parliament, Friday 7 September 2012 – An electrical fault on a wire on the seventh floor of Parliament’s 90 Plein Street building today triggered a fire alarm.
This made it necessary, as a precautionary measure, to evacuate the building until the fire department had made an investigation and declared it safe.
The 90 Plein Street building houses Parliamentary and government officials, not Members of Parliament.
The incident resulted in a disruption to normal work for about 40 minutes.
ISSUED BY THE PARLIAMENT OF THE RSA