Fire alarm empties White Hall

Students stand outside of White Hall Classroom building monday after a fire alarm was pulled inside, no fire was found. Photo by Anne Halliwell

Students massed around White Hall Classroom building at about 11 a.m. after a fire alarm on the second floor was pulled.

The students were readmitted to the building after roughly 15 minutes outside, said Major Daniel Bellot of the Lexington Fire Department. The last of the fire engines that pulled up outside Whitehall left at about 11:15.

A pull station was activated, Bellot said, but no fire conditions were found.

The fire department was also called to the Engineering Building at about 4 p.m. after a report of a gas smell in the building.

UK Police Department Chief Joe Monroe said that no gas leak was found. He said that responders are not still looking for natural gas. The smell, he said, could have come from one of the building’s laboratories.

Monroe added that UKPD is not looking for the person who pulled the fire alarm in the White Hall Building.