The European Commission headquarters in Brussels has been evacuated again after a second fire alert in nine days. There was no fire this time though: the alarm was triggered when hot water leaked from a pipe. Hundreds of Commission workers were told to leave the building, and a technician working on the pipe was taken to hospital with serious burns.The alarm went off during a press conference by Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso. On May 18th the building was evacuated after a small fire started in the basement, and worked its way up through a wiring shaft to the roof. An inquiry was launched into why the alarms then took 15 minutes to go off after the fire started.
Water leak sets EU alarm bells ringing