The Brenham Fire Department was called out to the Blue Bell Tour Building on Friday to free seven people who were stuck in an elevator due to a power outage.
Friday, around noon, the department was dispatched to the tour building—on 1101 South Blue Bell Road—to release the seven people, who were stranded between the first and second floor. According to Blue Bell Maintenance, there was a power outage that caused the elevator to stop operating.
BFD and Blue Bell Maintenance used a manual override to lower the elevator. All seven people were safely removed from the elevator, and were evaluated by Washington County EMS. They had been stuck on the elevator around 20 minutes.