Golden Gateway Festival Opening Gala evacuated

Patrons attending tonight’s Golden Gateway Festival Opening Gala have been evacuated from the Ararat Town Hall after someone pushed the ‘Break Glass Fire Alarm.’

CFA arrived on the scene around 11pm to investigate the cause of the alarm. Those at the event have said that the siren couldn’t be heard over the music, to begin with.

After a short period of time, it was determined that the situation was a false alarm.

One attendee said “it’s very cold” as they waited to re-enter the venue at 11:15pm – they have since been allowed back inside.