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Overheated fan on UB South Campus

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Buffalo Firefighters, including a city hazmat unit, responded to the University at Buffalo's South Campus around 9:20 a.m. Wednesday.  Fire crews were dispatched to the campus to investigate reports of smoke in UB’s Biomedical Education Building off Bailey Avenue.

WBFO News was on the scene and by 9:30 a.m. several Buffalo fire trucks and emergency crews arrived.

Students were ordered out of the building as crews investigated the situation.  Firefighters had reported a rubber-like burning smell in an elevator.

Credit WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley
Outside UB’s Biomedical Education Building

According to UB, investigators determined that the source was an overheated fan in the building's ventilation system.

A short time later fire and safety officials determined that it is now safe to return to the building.