A small fire in the basement of the Lafayette Parish Courthouse caused smoke to fill the first and second floors and forced an evacuation of the facility.

The problem was with a transfer switch that has since been fixed. 'Everything is OK now," Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court Louis Perret says, noting the courthouse will reopen at 1 p.m. today.

 

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