Smoke forces students from building

Arizona Daily Wildcat

Students and faculty at Life Sciences South were evacuated for a short time yesterday afternoon while the Tucson Fire Department verified that the smoke inside the building did not result from a fire inside the building.

The building's air installers had inadvertently sucked in the smoke from a small plywood fire burning behind the building at the construction site located on the corner of North Park Avenue and Sixth Street, said Captain James Clark of the Tucson Fire Department.

"The fire was extinguished by the construction workers themselves," Clark said.

The evacuation only lasted as long as it took for the air installers to expel the smoke outside of the building as quickly as it had been sucked inside.

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