Fire breaks out at Depot Campus

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A fire broke out early Thursday morning at the Longley School building at Depot Campus. (File photo/The Daily Campus)

A fire broke out early Thursday morning at the Longley School building at Depot Campus. (File photo/The Daily Campus)

A fire broke out at the Longley School building at the University of Connecticut Depot Campus early Thursday morning, requiring several crews to put the fire out.

“UConn emergency dispatchers received an automated report of an activated alarm shortly before 4 a.m. in the Longley School building on the Depot Campus,” UConn spokesperson Stephanie Reitz said. “Upon arrival, fire crews saw smoke and fire in a window of the building and started to knock it down, and were soon joined by other crews who helped to complete the job and ventilate the area.”

At 4:20 a.m., the UConn Alert system sent out an email and text message notifying students and faculty of the fire. At 5:00 a.m., a second message was sent saying that the “danger or difficulty is over.”

There were no injuries and no one was in the building, Reitz said. The fire was contained to just the Longley building.

“The fire occurred in a large storage area and was confined to that space, so the various engineering labs and faculty offices elsewhere in the building weren’t affected,” Reitz said. “No classes or work schedules were affected.”

The building now houses several labs but for the most part is not used.

“The Langley School building is a former secondary school on the Depot Campus,” Reitz said.

The cause remains under investigation.


Luke Hajdasz is a staff writer for The Daily Campus. He can be reached via email at luke.hajdasz@uconn.edu.

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