Boston Symphony audience evacuated after false alarm

Posted on: January 25, 2012

Late Tuesday (1/24) on the Boston Globe’s Metro Desk, Travis Andersen reports, “A Boston Symphony Orchestra audience had to evacuate Symphony Hall Tuesday night after a fire alarm went off inside, a spokeswoman said. Bernadette Horgan, a spokeswoman for the orchestra, said the evacuation occurred at about 9:50 p.m., about 10 minutes before the end of the concert at the Massachusetts Avenue venue. She said there did not appear to be a fire risk, and staff was awaiting more information from the Fire Department Tuesday night. Steve MacDonald, a Fire Department spokesman, said the alarm was false and that firefighters left after a few minutes. They did not order the evacuation, MacDonald said. It was not immediately clear Tuesday night why the alarm went off.”

Posted January 25, 2012