Faulty Feeder Causes S.I. Boro Hall Evacuation

NEW YORK (AP) — A smoky condition in the subbasement of the Staten Island Borough Hall has prompted an evacuation of the building.

There are no reports of injuries.

The fire department says a faulty feeder overheated in the subbasement Friday morning. That created a smoky condition that elevated levels of carbon monoxide.

The building was evacuated at 7:39 a.m. as a precaution.

The Staten Island Advance says Con Edison has disconnected the building’s electrical power.

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One Comment

  1. Captain Obvious says:

    Oh … now I understand … headline was misleading.

    See, I thought they meant the grain feeder malfunctioned and they would not be able to control the herd of cattle that work at Boro Hall.

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