Providence court evacuated for elevator motor fire

Providence Superior Court

The Providence courts building that houses Providence Superior Court and the state Supreme Court was evacuated for about half an hour due to a small fire.

Court spokesman Craig Berke says there was a fire in an elevator motor Wednesday afternoon at the Licht Judicial Complex.

He says there was smoke on all floors, and the building was evacuated around 2:30 p.m.

People were let back in to the building around 3 p.m.