A small fire was put out in the University of Connecticut’s J. Ray Ryan Building on Monday morning around the same time that students were moving back in for the spring semester. No injuries or illnesses related to the fire have been reported, a UConn spokesperson said.
The UConn Fire Department (UCFD) responded to alarms in the Ryan Building to discover smoke and a small fire in the basement’s mechanical area, UConn Deputy Spokesman Tom Breen said. The fire started around 11 a.m.
UCFD received additional assistance on the scene from Willimantic and Mansfield fire departments, Breen said. The cause of the fire and the extent of its damage are still under investigation.
The Ryan Building houses UConn’s Center for Health, Intervention, Prevention, its Center for Public Health and Health Policy, one classroom and several other offices, according to UConn websites. Ryan is located right next to the Alumni Quadrangle residential area.
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