Jefferson County Department of Social Services building, 250 Arsenal St. Kara Dry/Watertown Daily Times

WATERTOWN — The Jefferson County Department of Social Services building on Arsenal Street was evacuated and then closed for the day after there was a safety failure in the boiler.

Scott Gray, chairman of the county board of legislatures, said the boiler began smoking and melting plastic Friday morning. It was inspected last week and it was tested before being fired up for the season. And today, there was a safety failure, he said. The building was closed for the day as a result.

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