UAH’s Shelby Center evacuated after chemical experiment sets off alarm, no injuries reported

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – An experiment set off a smoke alarm Wednesday at the Shelby Center for Science and Technology, one of the main buildings on the UAH campus in Huntsville.

Ray Garner, spokesperson for UAH, said firefighters were called to the school just before 4 p.m.  It wasn’t a fire, but rather a plume of smoke set off by a chemical experiment.  A professor and team of students were conducting the test, Garner said.

Garner said hazardous materials crews have shut down the building in order to secure it.  It will be closed for the rest of the night — so classes in the Shelby Center this evening are cancelled.

No injuries were reported.