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Small fire breaks out at Cristol Chemistry building
Students were awoken this morning by a text message advising them of a fire in the Cristol Chemistry building.
The text was to inform students that pedestrian traffic in the vicinity would be limited. Fire alarms went off around 5:55am and CU campus police were the first to show up with firefighters following soon after. The fire was put out by the overhead sprinklers in the room.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, however, they do know no one was in the vicinity at the time of the fire, which started in a laboratory.
The Cristol Chemistry building will remain closed for the remainder of the day (Tuesday).
CU's Campus Alerts text-messaging system, which launched in the fall of 2007, allows the CU administration to send messages to student's cell phones within several minutes of transmission.
If you would like to sign up for the emergency text messaging system go to www.colorado.edu/alerts.