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Thursday, 23 October 2014

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BBC Radio Cumbria disrupted by faulty fire alarm

BBC Radio Cumbria bosses have apologised after a faulty fire alarm led to the station's Carlisle HQ being evacuated early today.

Presenter Val Armstrong told listeners she had to leave the station's Annetwell Street HQ shortly before 7am and did not get back in until just after 10am - though she was back on air shortly after 11am.

Fellow broadcaster Richard Corrie worked from Newcastle as the problem was tackled.

Services are now back to normal.

A BBC spokeswoman said: "We apologise to our BBC Radio Cumbria audience for loss of service this morning.

"It was the result of a faulty fire alarm which meant that we had to evacuate the building.

"We immediately switched to the emergency broadcast tape and, for a short while, over to BBC Radio Newcastle output. At the same time we despatched a presenter over to BBC Radio Newcastle so that we could continue to broadcast from there until the issue was resolved.'

The faulty fire alarm will be replaced.

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