AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB)–UPDATE: UB says Furnas Hall is closed until further notice.
Facility crews are working to remove water discharged by the building’s sprinkler system.
ORIGINAL: Amherst Central Fire says UB Police reported a fire alarm activation in Furnas Hall at 7:10 Wednesday night.
Police say they saw an unknown glow in a locked classroom. Getzville 2nd Assistant Chief responded and reported a fire on the seventh floor of a ten-story high rise.
Ellicott Creek, North Bailey, and Snyder firefighters assisted, and the fire was contained to Room 703.
Officials say one firefighter was evaluated by Twin City Medics for a minor injury. Firefighters report there was $35,000 in damage.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.