Fayetteville Fire Department officials responded to a small machine fire that spurred an evacuation of multiple buildings Thursday afternoon. Two fire trucks and a fire chief arrived on the scene after a fire alarm went off at 1:53 p.m., said one firefighter.
The Science Engineering Hall, Hillside Auditorium and Bell Engineering Center on Dickson Street were evacuated and fire crews responded to a call at 2 p.m. after witnesses saw smoke coming from a room in the Science Engineering Hall, UA Police Department Capt. Gary Crain said.
The smoke originated from a motor that had caught fire in a machine in the room, firefighters discovered.
No one was injured, Crain said. Students returned to the evacuated buildings around 2:20 p.m.