Fire forces evacuation at University of Houston-Downtown

- No injuries have been reported following a two-alarm fire on the University of Houston-Downtown campus. Houston firefighters who arrived to the campus on Main Street at around 2:39 p.m. Tuesday found heavy smoke in the upper levels of the building.

University of Houston-Downtown spokeswoman Robin Davidson released the following statement on Tuesday: 

The University of Houston-Downtown emergency messaging system was immediately activated, sending texts and email messages to the campus community. One Main Building was quickly and safely evacuated. Smoke from a small fire ignited by roofers traveled through the vent system into the upper floors, setting off the initial alarm. HFD identified the source and addressed the hot spots. University of Houston-Downtown classes in One Main Building, Shea Street and Commerce Street Buildings are cancelled this evening.

All UHD classes will resume tomorrow as scheduled.

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