Bird Shuts Down City Hall

Bird flies into City Hall's electrical transformer

By Matt Fitzpatrick
|  Friday, Nov 18, 2011  |  Updated 11:16 PM EDT
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Mount Rainier City Hall was evacuated Friday after a bird created a power surge, The Gazette reported.

According to The Gazette, firefighters went to the building in Mount Rainier, Md., after a report of a loud noise.

Evidently a bird flew into the building’s electrical transformer, frying the building’s heating system and itself in the process.

The bird was found dead on the sidewalk.

The assistant city manager, Michael Jackson, told The Gazette that Pepco would be examining the building’s electrical equipment.

All employees at City Hall went home for the day after the incident.

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