Proos: No one seriously hurt; Capitol office will remain closed

Senator John Proos

Senator John Proos

LANSING, Mich. — After a small fire forced the evacuation and closure of the Michigan Capitol on Friday, Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joseph, issued the following statement:

“A small electrical fire broke out this morning at the Capitol. No one was seriously injured, although one person did receive aid for smoke inhalation.

“My Senate office is in the Capitol, and I am thankful that all my team is safe and doing well. I want to thank our first responders for their quick action protecting the public and the workers in the Capitol

“Since the Capitol is closed for the rest of the day, my office is also closed. We expect that the building and my office will open on Monday to help constituents.

“Currently, our office phones are also down. If anyone needs to contact my office, please call on Monday or send us an email at”