Vernon city hall evacuated briefly

Staff reported smelling natural gas inside the building Thursday morning

Business at Vernon city hall ground to a hall briefly Thursday.

City hall was evacuated for about 15 minutes at 11:30 a.m. following reports from staff that gas was smelled in the building.

Firefighters arrived on the scene and determined that the building was safe.

“All city hall services remain operational,” said Tanya Laing Gahr, communications co-ordinator.