Gas smell leads to MLK Hall evacuation

Students stand near Page Library after MLK Hall was evacuated at about 10 a.m. due to a reported gas smell in the building. Aug. 22, 2022. (Clarion News photo)

By Clarion News staff

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – A sewer gas issue in MLK Hall led to students being evacuated Monday morning. At about 10 a.m. – on the first day of classes – an emergency alarm rang throughout the building, forcing students and staff out of the building.

Jefferson City Fire and LUPD responded to the scene. At about 10:40 a.m., an all-clear signal was given. Emergency crews said the stinky odor was likely a sewer issue. By 11 a.m., the building was smelling a little better.

Students stand near Page Library after MLK Hall was evacuated at about 10 a.m. due to a reported gas smell in the building. Aug. 22, 2022. (Clarion News photo)
The Jefferson City Fire Department checks a reported gas smell/leak at MLK Hall. The building was evacuated at about 10 a.m. and an all-clear was given at 10:40 a.m. Aug. 22, 2022. (Clarion News photo)

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