Boston University Fire Controlled Successfully

April 6th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
bostonBoston, Apr 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Owing to a fire breakout, one of the research facilities in the Boston University had to be evacuated on Monday. The incident took place in the afternoon at 712 Beacon St which is the Charles River campus of the university. An official of the university named Colin Riley confirmed the incident. The firefighters reached the place after getting an emergency call. It was an electrical fire, as the investigation revealed. The nearby laboratories and classrooms were also evacuated after the fire was detected. The university did not want to take any chance.

It was confirmed by the sources that the fire alarm sounded at 4:30 p.m. The students did not realize at first that it was a fire. They mistook it to be a fire alarm testing. However, when they could smell the odor the mistake was cleared. The university authorities did not wast any time and the students were promptly informed by means of messages that evacuation was in progress. They were also told that classes can be suspended for some time. The firemen reached the place and sprung into action. They took some time to switch off the fire circuits that were damaged owing to the fire.

After the electricity to the building was cut off, the firemen began using dry chemical extinguishers. No one was injured in the incident and the university later reopened the science center. The students did not panic when they learnt about the fire breaking out in the vicinity. They calmly evacuated the classrooms as per the instructions that were given to them by the university authorities.

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