BRADENTON -- The Manatee County Administration Building was evacuated Tuesday morning due to construction setting off a smoke alarm.
The building's seventh floor data center is being remodeled, and a construction worker was soldering and set off a smoke alarm at 8:15 a.m., according to David Thompson, operations manager for the county. No fire occurred.
The building was evacuated and the fire department came and cleared the scene. Employees began reentering the building at 8:35 a.m.