Firefighters Inspect J.B. Hunt Building After Evacuation

Drivers Larry Balding (left) and Rusty Hulse (left-center), of the Fayetteville Fire Department, talk with students Nov. 13 while guarding fire trucks outside of the J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. Center for Academic Excellence.

UPDATE 5:30 p.m.: Officers let students and faculty back into J.B. Hunt at 2:37 p.m.

Students and faculty were evacuated from J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. Center for Academic Excellence after an alarm went off at 1:45 p.m.

Student Evacuate J.B. Hunt After Fire Alarm

UA students, staff and faculty members wait outside the J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. Center for Academic Excellence on Nov. 13 as firefighters from the Fayetteville Fire Department inspect the building.

Three fire trucks, four UA Police Department officers and two security units were dispatched to J.B. Hunt after UAPD received a signal through their alarm center, UAPD Capt. Gary Crain said.

Smoke in one of the building’s labs triggered the alarm, Crain said.

Miranda Stith is a news editor for the Arkansas Traveler, where she previously worked as a reporter from 2018-2019.

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