The Mecklenburg County Courthouse resumed normal operations Wednesday morning after an evacuation prompted by elevated carbon monoxide levels inside the building.
County officials said all court sessions were expected to take place. Jurors were instructed to report as normal.
Charlotte Fire Capt. Mark Basnight said a Haz-Mat team was sent to the courthouse shortly after 7:30 a.m., when sensors apparently detected higher-than-average levels of carbon monoxide. WBTV reported that the problem was caused by a malfunctioning boiler.
The courthouse was evacuated while emergency responders looked for the cause of the problem. Basnight said 35 firefighters brought the situation under control about 8:10 a.m.
The evacuation remained in effect for about an hour, until the air could clear. People were admitted back inside at about 8:45 a.m.
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