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September 8, 2010

Fire alarm activated; CNSB building declared safe within one hour

At approximately 10:30 a.m. today, ULM's Police Department quickly responded to a fire alarm in the Chemistry and Natural Science Building.

ULM police contacted the Monroe City Fire Department, which responded with the Hazmat team per standard operating procedure. The building was immediately evacuated.

Classes in progress were dismissed, as were the 11 a.m. classes. The building was cleared for re-entry at approximately 11:25 a.m. There were no injuries. The exact cause of the fire alarm's activation is still under investigation.

ULM Interim President Dr. Stephen Richters commended the work of all emergency personnel who responded to the incident.

We really appreciate the timely response of the Monroe City Fire Department and ULM's Police Department. Their professional and rapid response demonstrates that city and university procedures will ensure the safety of our university family should a serious incident ever occur."

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