There were no reported injuries after a building at the University of Richmond was evacuated due to a fire Wednesday evening, officials said. The fire broke out in the university’s Gottwald Science Center located at 35 Westhampton Way.
Upon arrival, Richmond Fire Department crews found a fire that they describe as chemical in nature on the building’s third floor. Due to the type of fire, a HAZMAT team was also dispatched.
No word on the cause of the exact cause of the fire; authorities are still investigating the incident.
UR Alert: The incident at the Science Center is under control. The building remains closed for assessment until further notice.
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