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Firefighters extinguish lab fire at University of Hawaii Manoa

The Sherman Laboratory at the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus caught fire this afternoon after an experiment went awry.

The Honolulu Fire Department reported that it received a call at 2:30 p.m. about a building fire at the building on East West Road. The department said a “student placed an experiment into some type of oven, which caused it to catch fire.” UH security, which called HFD, was notified of the fire.

HFD arrived on the scene at 2:47 p.m. and saw “heavy smoke” coming from the second story of the four-story building, although everyone had evacuated from the building. Just a few minutes later, firefighters extinguished the fire.

No injuries were reported.

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