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Daniels Family Fitness Center’s patrons evacuate during lunch

By Joycelyn Biggs | Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany | September 15, 2015

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Smoke filled Daniels Family Fitness Center Sept. 15 around noon, causing the fire alarms to sound.

According to Whitney Hendrix, fitness director, Daniels Family Fitness Center an incorrect setting on a microwave may have been the cause.

The minor mishap caused a major chain reaction of the building being evacuated while fire, rescue and police converged on the facility.

Hendrix explained because safety is the first priority, the building is always evacuated once a fire alarm sounds.  

“It does not matter if it is real or even a fire drill, once those alarms sound, we are going to follow protocol, which includes evacuating the building,” she said. “The whole thing lasted about 10 minutes.”

Fire officials gave the all clear and patrons scattered about the facility returned to their workouts.


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