Two-alarm fire forces evacuation at UH-Downtown campus

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
HFD responds to fire at UH-Downtown campus.

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Some classes at the University of Houston-Downtown have been cancelled after a two-alarm fire forced staff and students to evacuate the campus on Tuesday afternoon.

One Main Building, Commerce Street Building, and Shea Street Building were all closed, according to a tweet from the UH-Downtown.

Houston Fire Department responded to the campus at 2:39pm and by 3:36pm the flames were reportedly extinguished. According to fire officials, there was heavy smoke found in upper floors of the building.

A small fire started on the building's ninth floor, according to fire officials. The fire continues to be investigated and it's not known at this time when the buildings will reopen.

No injuries were reported.

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