Benton County Courthouse Evacuated After Issue With HVAC

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BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — The Benton County Courthouse was evacuated after an HVAC motor burned up early this morning, according to Channing Barker, Benton County communications manager.

Barker said the unit burned about 8:40 a.m. and the fire alarm sounded, prompting an evacuation. Emergency officials arrived on scene shortly after.

Everyone was back inside the courthouse by 9:03 a.m., Barker said.