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ARGO ALERT: Chemical Explosion in Building 58 Update

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ARGO ALERT: Chemical Explosion in Building 58 Update

ARGO ALERT: ALL-CLEAR Chemical Explosion in Building 58 Update

Jan. 25 3:14 p.m.

University officials have received an all-clear following the small chemical explosion in Building 58 on the UWF Pensacola campus. An evacuation order has been lifted and the building is now open to faculty and staff. Classes in the building remain cancelled until 4:30 p.m. All other University operations remain operational.

ARGO ALERT: Chemical Explosion in Building 58 Update

Jan. 25 1:57 p.m.

A small chemical explosion resulted in a contained fire in a chemistry lab in Building 58 on the UWF Pensacola campus today, Jan. 25, 2018 at approximately 12:15 p.m. Firefighters are on-scene clearing smoke from the fire. There are no reported injuries and the building was safely evacuated. No students were in the lab at the time of the incident.

Building 58 is closed and classes and labs in the building are cancelled until 4:30 p.m. Please avoid Building 58 and surrounding areas until further notice. All other University operations remain operational.

University officials will provide an update when an all-clear has been established.

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