UPDATE: As of 2:50 PM, students were let back into the building, and it appears that there was no fire threat.
Today there was a fire alarm triggered in the Communications building at around 2:00 pm.
This caused numerous fire trucks and rescue teams to investigate the area for any possible evidence as to why the alarm would be pulled. We were able to speak to some of the UCF staff members that were inside the building when the alarm shot off.
They explained that there was a horrible smell of fumes in the building and it was coming from all areas. After a couple of minutes of investigation the fire department informed us that there was no suspicious activity and are unable to report at this time what this specific cause of the smoke could have came from. Some of the other UCF staff members believe that it could have been from the dust left on the coils of the air conditioning vents that were generated from turning the heater on.
If this is the case, it is definitely an example that UCF is not used to these extreme weather conditions and as students we were not prepared to deal with these record low temperatures. As of now there is no real explanation as of why the alarm was pulled but we will let you know if there are any further updates.