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The Greene County Judicial Courts building has been closed for the rest of today because of a power outage.

The Greene County Sheriff made the announcement on Twitter.

Here’s more from Greene County:

This morning fire crews were called to the Greene County Judicial Facility, 1010 North Boonville Ave., for a smoke concern coming from the second floor of the building.

The building was evacuated and teams worked quickly to determine the cause of the smoke.

By 9:20 a.m. it was found that an air handler motor in the HVAC system had been damaged due to a power drop.

City Utilities and Greene County Building Operations staff worked to restore power by 11 a.m.

No one was injured and there was no damage to the facility.

To help clear the exhaust from the smoke and to allow crews to restore elevator function, that building and the Juvenile Offices, are closed for the remainder of today.

Original Story:

Firefighters have found an overheated motor in a mechanical room that may be responsible for a smoke smell in an elevator shaft at the Greene County Judicial Courts Building in Springfield.

The building at 1010 Boonville was evacuated shortly after 8:45 a.m. Tuesday after the smell of smoke was reported in the elevator shaft between the second and third floors.

One person was treated at the scene for breathing problems.

By 9:10 a.m., fire crews had isolated the smoke problem to the heater motor and most fire units were getting ready to clear the scene.

Everyone was allowed back in the building around 9:15 a.m.





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