LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) La Crosse firefighters were called to the Exchange Building in downtown La Crosse.
It happened just before 1:30 Monday. The call came in as smoke in the building. When crews arrived, they went through the building and then prepared to attack a fire. They determined, however, that the smoke was coming from an elevator on the second floor at the time.
Firefighters shut off the power and led occupants down a back staircase and out of the building. Firefighters worked to clear the smoke and eventually turned the power back on so occupants could return to work.