Hogan YMCA in Madison Re-opens After Brief Evacuation

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MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – The Hogan Family YMCA in Madison re-opened at 11 a.m. Tuesday after closing for a short time due to a mysterious smell.

The YMCA posted an update on its Facebook page that the smell was from a bad ballast in a lighting fixture.  The fixture was repaired.

Madison Police issued a notification shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday that the facility was closing temporarily.  Staff and patrons were moved out of the building as a precaution.

Police say the light fixture that blew was in the racquetball court area.  No one was in there at the time.



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