First floor sprinkler alarm causes Davis Center evacuation

Alarms that went off in the first floor sprinkler room of the Davis Center was the cause of this morning’s evacuation, according to firefighters stationed outside the building.

At around 11:15 this morning, alarms went off in the Davis Center, causing a full evacuation of the student center.

After about twenty minutes, the building re-opened and everything went back to normal.

“From what I’ve been overhearing from the firemen, it seems that the alarms were real but the fire was not,” one witness said.

This is the third time this week that a campus building was evacuated. Williams was evacuated last Friday after a fire began in the custodial closet and Converse Hall was evacuated that night after a kitchen fire set off alarms.