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Posted at 2:26 PM ET, 02/10/2011

U-Md. building cleared of smoke

By Associated Press

Students and faculty have returned to class after an engineering labs building was evacuated at the University of Maryland for haze of smoke.

Prince George’s County fire department spokesman Mark Brady says firefighters searched the facility for about an hour Thursday afternoon but found no fire. They determined the smoke came from welders working in the building’s basement.

Firefighters allowed time for the smoke to clear. Brady says the evacuation ended about 12:45 p.m.

U-Md. building evacuated for smoke
12:22 p.m.

An engineering labs building has been evacuated at the University of Maryland for haze of smoke inside the building.

Prince George's County fire department spokesman Mark Brady says there's no evidence of an active fire. The smoke may be related to some welders working in the building's basement.

Brady says firefighters were called to the campus just before noon on Thursday. The building has been evacuated.

By Associated Press  | February 10, 2011; 2:26 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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