A small fire that occurred at approximately 1:45 p.m. Friday in Chamberlin Hall caused minor damages and an evacuation of the building, according to a news release
University of Wisconsin Police Department Spokesperson Marc Lovicott said the fire was extinguished before crews arrived at the scene.
The responding units were updated that the fire appeared to be out based on images from a security camera. Firefighters had a difficult time getting to the cramped space where the fire occurred, according to the release.
The initial report indicated the fire occurred in a small mechanical space containing high voltage electrical equipment. Small damages were incurred, estimated to be at $1,000. No injuries were reported.
The two right lanes of University Avenue were shut down after approximately 15 units of firefighters arrived at the scene. People were allowed to return to the building after firefighters ventilated the large amount of smoke.