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Cummins evacuates after fire alarm


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Cummins employees downtown wait to return to their offices after being evacuated for a fire alarm at about 2 p.m. today.
Photo by Chet Strange
Cummins employees downtown wait to return to their offices after being evacuated for a fire alarm at about 2 p.m. today. Photo by Chet Strange


A fire alarm prompted the evacuation of Cummins, Inc. employees who work in the Third and Jackson streets office in downtown Columbus this afternoon.

The employees, who were instructed to stand outside the corporate office building one block to the north, were evacuated after a fire alarm went off at about 2 p.m., according to a company security specialist.

As of 2:20 p.m., there was no sign of smoke or damage, and the evacuation was undertaken merely as a precaution, the security specialist said. A similar alarm was set off in the same building last month as electrical workers installed new wiring in the building.

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