MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The mechanical engineering building at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus has reopened following a minor fire that caused it to close Monday morning.
Mechanical Engineering has reopened.
— UMN Public Safety (@UMNpublicsafety) August 19, 2019
University officials say the the building, located on Church Street, was evacuated while crews knocked flames down.
On social media, people posted images of the scene, showing several emergency vehicles on campus. One person noted the quick response of firefighters.
A little excitement outside of Murphy Hall this am (Mechanical Engineering hosted the alarm – I assume there were flames but didn’t see any from outside). The fire department responded extremely quickly, and had access via Church St. thank you MFD. pic.twitter.com/xxBh21oBO7
— Dr. Elisia Cohen (@ECohen_UMN) August 19, 2019