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Crews battle fire at UNC's Kenan Labs

Posted October 4, 2010 5:54 a.m. EDT

— Emergency crews responded to a fire inside Kenan Labs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill late Sunday.

Upon arriving at the fourth floor, crews encountered smoke and fire coming from room B427 around 10:30 p.m. The blaze was extinguished and under control by 11 p.m., according to fire officials.

UNC Health and Safety and the lab's professor were contacted for information about chemicals inside the room. UNC Fire Marshal Billy Mitchell confirmed that the chemicals were organic and caused no threat for crews inside.

The scene was then turned over to UNC Health and Safety for clean up and investigation for the cause and origin of the fire. No other information was released.