Fire alarm at McDuffie government center

Monday, June 27, 2011 7:29 PM
Last updated 8:42 PM
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THOMSON -- Thomson firefighters were called to the new McDuffie County Government Center about 5:45 p.m. Monday.

Crews stood by outside while firefighters inside the building searched for the cause of the alarm.

Capt. Raymond Brinkley, who was at the wheel of one of two trucks at the center, said crews inside were investigating the alarm. "So far everything looks good," he said about 6:10 p.m.

Levar Jones said he was the last civilian inside the building when firefighters arrived. "At least I think I was; it's like a maze in there," he said. Jones, who works for Progressive Communications in Milledgeville, Ga., said he was installing the Voice Over Internet Protocol system, which allows phone service over the Internet. He said he was not aware of any fire or other problem inside the building.

"They're going through closets, everything," Jones said of the firefighters.

Firefighters were still at the scene at 6:30.

Government offices from the city of Thomson and McDuffie County have begun moving into the structure. The district attorney's office moved to the Railroad Street structure last week

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dwb3080 06/27/11 - 10:00 pm
I wonder if Mr. Huff

I wonder if Mr. Huff responded?

Truth Be Told In Bold
Truth Be Told In Bold 06/28/11 - 02:13 am
Oh, no you didn't say that,

Oh, no you didn't say that, dwb3080! Too funny! Maybe it was a hex put on the center by those who did not want it built in the first place because they felt it a waste of money.

Sweet son
Sweet son 06/28/11 - 02:05 pm
dwb3080, you took the words

dwb3080, you took the words right out of my mouth. I bet Mr. Mayor was there to see if he needed to make any rescues!

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