Carbon monoxide leak forces evacuation of Beverly City Hall

BEVERLY (WHDH) - Beverly City Hall was evacuated Tuesday morning because of a carbon monoxide leak.

City officials were meeting inside the building when alarms went off around 7:45 a.m.

Firefighters responded to the scene and immediately evacuated the building.

Investigators say the leak was caused by an underground electrical fire. Smoke could be seen billowing from a nearby manhole.

The police department and other local buisnesses also had to be evacuated.

City hall is expected to open again Tuesday afternoon.

No injuries were reported.

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