Michigan State Capitol closed Friday due to fire

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A small fire caused the closure of the Michigan State Capitol building in Lansing. The building will remain closed Friday, but will be open Saturday for tours.

The cause of the fire was an electrical transformer, which is being replaced, according to the official Twitter page.

According to Senator John Proos, R-St. Joseph, one person was treated for smoke inhalation.

“My Senate office is in the Capitol, and I am thankful that all my team is safe and doing well. I want to thank our first responders for their quick action protecting the public and the workers in the Capitol. Since the Capitol is closed for the rest of the day, my office is also closed. We expect that the building and my office will open on Monday to help constituents. Currently, our office phones are also down. If anyone needs to contact my office, please call on Monday or send us an email at senjproos@senate.michigan.gov.”

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