Student union fire alarm caused by cafeteria construction

Alex Wilson

Evacuated students and parents look on while waiting for officals to call an all clear.Michael Herrera
Evacuated students and parents look on while waiting for officials to call an all clear.
Michael Herrera

UPDATE – 7/28/2015 at 4:03 p.m.

Rachel Szymanski, police communications officer for UNFPD, confirmed the alarm was related to construction inside the Student Union and that no one was injured.


A fire alarm in the west wing of the Student Union went off today around 1:20 p.m. and everyone in had to evacuate the building*.

After approximately five minutes, the alarms shut off and UNF Administration advised people to return to their “normal activities.”

The most likely cause of the alarm was the construction in progress in the cafeteria of the Student Union, said William Parker, a production specialist for the Student Union.

* 7/28/2015 at 7:26 p.m. — Correction made to specific building evacuated after copy editor error.

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