Students evacuated from humanities building due to false alarm

SFSU fire alarm

Students reenter the Humanities building after a fire alarm was triggered on Oct. 19, 2011. Photo by Nelson Estrada.

Students in the humanities building were evacuated due to a false alarm today at approximately 12:50 p.m.

While the direct cause of the alarm is still unknown, University police said the problems could stem from the age of the panel sending out the alarms.

“(It was) nothing major,” said Officer Joseph Mora. “The machines are old and send out false signals sometimes.”

Students were allowed to re-enter the building at 12:55 p.m., said University spokeswoman Ellen Griffin.

No classes were canceled as a result of the alarm.

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  • I saw quite a few classes gathered in circles on the back lawn. More classes should be al fresco!