The University of Connecticut Fire Department responded to a fire alarm that went off in the Information Technologies Engineering Building at around 1:00 Friday afternoon.
“We received a call for a couple of fire alarms for the water flow and heat detector, but they ended up being unfounded. We’re currently investigating the problem further,” a UConn police captain at the scene said.
Sixth-semester computer science and engineering major Hannah Reed said that she was assisting in a lab as a TA when the fire went off and they evacuated the building.
“A few minutes later the fire truck came and the firefighters went in, and we waited outside for around fifteen minutes,” Reed said.
Students and professors were allowed back in the building around twenty minutes after the alarm went off.
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