Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2009 08:25:13 -0400
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Subject: Fire In Texas A&M Chemistry Building Under Investigation

Fire In Texas A&M Chemistry Building Under Investigation

COLLEGE STATION (July 21, 2009)-- A small, but smoky fire Tuesday that  
forced the evacuation of the Texas A&M Chemistry Building on Ross  
Street is under investigation.

Electrical service was cut off to the building as a result of the  
fire, which was reported at around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Witnesses reported heavy smoke coming from a laboratory on the third  
floor of the building.

The source was a small sodium fire in one of the labs vent hoods, Bart  
Humphries of the College Fire Department told KBTX-TV.

The fire triggered the building's sprinkler system discharging what  
officials said was a significant amount of water.

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