About 80 staff members of the Correctional Services Department were evacuated to safety this morning (February 27) after smoke was seen coming from a ventilation duct at the department's offices on the 27th floor of Wanchai Tower, 12 Harbour Road.
An officer of the Quality Assurance Division reported the incident to the management office, which in turn informed the Fire Services Department at about 11am.
Fire Services personnel inspected the scene and confirmed there was no danger, leaving about 20 minutes later.
Staff then returned to the office and resumed normal duties.
The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department will conduct a follow-up enquiry into the cause of the incident.
Ends/Monday, February 27, 2012
Issued at HKT 14:36