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REF NO.: 11

SUBJECT: Arts and Administration Building temporarily closed this morning due to presence of smoke in basement room

DATE: Oct. 4

The St. John's Regional Fire Department was called to the Arts and Administration Building on Memorial's St. John's campus at approximately 9:30 a.m. today, after security personnel detected smoke in a ground floor room. The Arts Building was subsequently evacuated while fire officials conducted an investigation. After the fire department gave the university permission to occupy the building, it was re-opened at 12 noon. While the source of the smoke was not found, safety officials at Memorial have cleared the ground floor room and are thoroughly examining its contents to determine what may have been the source.

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