Fire at Akron University sends 5 to hospital

4:35 PM, Oct 20, 2012   |    comments
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AKRON -- The Akron Fire Department responded to a fire at the University of Akron Saturday morning.

The fire happened at the university's College of Arts and Science building, off Buchtel Avenue.  

Haz-Mat officials assisted in the fire after smoke and chemical fumes injured five people. Three students, a professor and a University of Akron police officer were taken to Akron City Hospital and Akron General Hospital.

The building has been reopened after proper ventilation was restored. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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