False alarm for fire in the SWKT

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The entire Kimball Tower was evacuated around 12:15 p.m. Thursday; soon after, the Provo Fire Department arrived to investigate.

Brady Johnson, a member of the Provo Fire Department, explained the situation.

Students were evacuated from the SWKT when the fire alarm went off. Photo by Maddi Davis
Students were evacuated from the SWKT Thursday afternoon when a fire alarm went off. Photo by Maddi Dayton

“We were called out to a fire alarm, a water-flow alarm, which means that in a certain zone of the building there could be water flowing caused by a fire,” said Johnson.

After investigation by the Provo Fire Department captain, no evidence of a fire or water flow was found, Johnson explained.

“It was a false alarm; there may be something wrong with the system that they’ll take care of to make sure there are no problems,” he said.

All classes resumed in the SWKT after the conclusion of the inspection.

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