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Buildings evacuated at Wake Tech

Posted September 22, 2008

— Fire crews ordered students and faculty out of two classroom buildings on Wake Tech's Raleigh campus Monday afternoon after fire alarms sounded.

Firefighters responded to a report of two people stuck in an elevator in the school's Math and Science Building just after 2 p.m. Those people were rescued, but while fire crews were on campus, people complained to campus police about a strange odor in that building. A fire alarm sounded at about 2:30 p.m.

A few minutes later, alarms sounded in the Administration Building. Both buildings were evacuated for about an hour before the all-clear was sounded. Classes resumed just before 4 p.m.

The cause of the problem was not released, but a campus spokeswoman said the danger had passed.


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  • bs101fly Sep 23, 2008

    it was johnny. HE had beans for lunch!

  • Raleighmomof3 Sep 22, 2008

    It was the north campus. My daughter called me and told me her 2:00 class was canceled.

  • brassy Sep 22, 2008

    WHICH Raleigh campus? There are two.

  • Here kitty kitty Sep 22, 2008

    I work here. We had been complaining of smelling a gas smell for quite some time before the evacuation. It still smells pretty bad in here. And we have no explanation for what it was.