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Breaking news: Fire, medical emergency reported in Chemistry Research Building

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(Graphic Illustration by Malia Berry | The Collegian)

Editor’s Note: This is a breaking news story. Updates will be provided as they become available. 

Poudre Fire Authority responded to a commercial fire and medical emergency in Colorado State University’s Chemistry Research Building on the morning of March 7, according to the Poudre Fire Authority incident log.

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The fire was reported at 8:38 a.m., and the incident was closed at 9:27 a.m. after 49 minutes. A PFA fire engine and aerial tower truck were the two responding emergency vehicles. 

The fire began in the B111 lab in the building when a small motor caught fire, CSU Director for Crisis Communications Nik Olsen said.

“PFA responded, and they did get it out with a fire extinguisher,” Olsen said. There were no initial injuries from the incident.

A medical emergency was then reported from the same building at 9:55 a.m. A UCHealth ambulance and a PFA fire engine responded to the incident. The medical emergency was closed at 10:18 a.m. after 23 minutes. 

There has been no information released about whether the medical emergency was related to the fire.

Reach Aubree Miller at news@collegian.com or on Twitter @CSUCollegian.

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