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Smoke on Campus Triggers Hallward Library Fire Alarm

Posted on 31st Mar 2016 @ 11:01 PM

hallward-library-fire.jpgThe Hallward Library at the University of Nottingham was evacuated this morning after smoke activated smoke detectors and activated their fire alarm system. The smoke originated in a nearby plant-room near the New Theatre, where contractors were conducting hot work.

A fourth-year student of Film and Television Studies student Tom Watchorn said: “We were asked by Nottingham University staff to leave the seminar we were partaking in and return after half an hour. We were not informed what had happened, but was just told that it was not a fire drill and that in fact a fire engine was on its way.”

University Reopened after All Clear

A spokesperson for the University said “The fire alarm system was activated in a plant room adjacent to the Hallward Library at the University of Nottingham. This was caused by smoke travelling along various underground ducting vents from an underground plant room adjacent to Universities New Theatre. The smoke was a direct result of contractors undertaking hot work maintenance in the University plant room. There was not a fire and there was no damage caused. Once the cause of the activation was located the fire alarm was reset”.

For a comprehensive review of the installation or maintenance contract of your Manchester business’s fire alarms, contact specialists RV Fire Systems on 0161 826 0480 today.

 

 

The Hallward Library at the University of Nottingham was evacuated this morning after smoke activated smoke detectors and activated their fire alarm system. The smoke originated in a nearby plant-room near the New Theatre, where contractors were conducting hot work.

A fourth-year student of Film and Television Studies student Tom Watchorn said: “We were asked by Nottingham University staff to leave the seminar we were partaking in and return after half an hour. We were not informed what had happened, but was just told that it was not a fire drill and that in fact a fire engine was on its way.”

University Reopened after All Clear

A spokesperson for the University said “The fire alarm system was activated in a plant room adjacent to the Hallward Library at the University of Nottingham. This was caused by smoke travelling along various underground ducting vents from an underground plant room adjacent to Universities New Theatre. The smoke was a direct result of contractors undertaking hot work maintenance in the University plant room. There was not a fire and there was no damage caused. Once the cause of the activation was located the fire alarm was reset”.

For a comprehensive review of the installation or maintenance contract of your Manchester business’s fire alarms, contact specialists RV Fire Systems on 0161 826 0480 today.