Fire extinguished in Frick chemistry building

March 23, 2018 7:25 a.m.

Fire broke out in an equipment room in the Frick chemistry building early Friday morning, March 23. The building's sprinkler system held the fire in check, and a firefighter put it out with a fire extinguisher.

A graduate student reported the fire to the Department of Public Safety about 1:40 a.m. Firefighters from the municipality of Princeton, Princeton Junction, the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Plainsboro and Rocky Hill came to campus.

The fire was contained to a third-floor room used for storage and housing refrigeration equipment. No hazardous materials were involved.

The building was closed briefly and has reopened.