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      Fire alarm prompts Wisconsin Capitol evacuation

      The dome of the Wisconsin State Capitol (file photo).
      The dome of the Wisconsin State Capitol (file photo).
      MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Police briefly evacuated the Wisconsin state Capitol building after a state senator's light bulb began to smoke.

      Fire alarms began ringing throughout the building around 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday. Police ordered everyone out.

      A spokeswoman for the state Department of Administration said a light bulb in state Sen. Dale Schultz's office popped and began to smoke. She says it didn't catch fire, though, and authorities re-opened the Capitol shortly before 11 a.m.