Burnt toast forces evacuation of offices

Published Dec 5, 2017 at 4:00pm

Breakfast didn’t go over easy at the County Clerk’s Office this morning when a burnt piece of toast set off an alarm that ordered the evacuation of the entire building, officials said.

Deputies said at 9:48 a.m., 800 Park Ave. was evacuated from a smoke alarm activation on the fifth floor.

When deputies responded to the fifth floor, they said they found that burnt toast from the Oneida County Clerk’s Office had set off the alarm.

Utica Fire Department responded, confirmed the cause determined the building was safe for re-entry. No one was injured.

Utica Police assisted.