Burning bagel causes evacuation of Portland City Hall; mayor apologizes for interruptionBy AP
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Burning bagel empties Portland City Hall
PORTLAND, Ore. — An overdone bagel forced the evacuation of Portland’s City Hall. The Oregonian reported that City Hall emptied for about 20 minutes Wednesday morning while firefighters dealt with the burning bagel in the break room of Mayor Sam Adam’s office. There’s no immediate word on who burned the bagel in the toaster oven or what type of bagel it was.
City commissioners were meeting at the time and joined those who took to the sidewalks. Adams apologized for the interruption after the evacuation.
Information from: The Oregonian, www.oregonlive.com