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REF NO.: 90

SUBJECT: Fire causes temporary closure at Memorial’s Chemistry-Physics building

DATE: Dec. 1

A small fire in a lab in the Chemistry-Physics building on Memorial University’s St. John’s campus forced the closure of that building for approximately thirty minutes on Thursday, Dec. 1.
The St. John’s Regional Fire Department responded to the alarm and gave the go-ahead to re-open the building at 4 p.m.
No one was injured and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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