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    Sixth Floor of Lauterbur in Smoke

    Residents in Lauterbur College were forced to evacuate the building at 1 a.m. on Tuesday after the fire alarms sounded due to smoke on the sixth floor.

    According to Stony Brook Fire Chief Andy Jeelin, students on the sixth floor were playing with a dry chemical pattern fire extinguisher. Because there was no ventilation in the corridor, the extinguisher emitted smoke, setting off the fire alarm.

    “We were asleep,” sophomore economics and mathematics double major Kristen Radovic, who was with her suite-mate Casey Bouguslaw, said. “We grabbed our phones. We couldn’t see past the door.”

    As Radovic and Bouguslaw evacuated the building, they called their suite-mates, sophomores Dazi Irving, biology major, and Ashley Johnson, economics major, who were on the second floor at the time, to tell them to leave the building. Their friend, sophomore undeclared major Lishayne King, was forced out of the shower due to the alarm.

    Students were huddled outside the building, and some walked over to the Kelly Dining Center to keep warm in the 39-degree weather.

    “Occasionally, we’ve had a call like this,” Jeelin said.

    No injuries were reported. Jeelin said there was probably just damage to the sixth floor.

    The smoke alarm incident in Lauterbur was the second time the fire departments have been brought to campus in the past week. Firefighters were called on Feb. 1 to report for a smoke alarm in the Union.

    Residents were allowed to re-enter Lauterbur College at 1:38 a.m.

     

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