Fire breaks out at uManitoba

March 30, 2009

On Saturday, fire struck the Duff Roblin building at the University of Manitoba's Fort Garry campus, causing at least $2 million in damage. University officials alerted fire crews that dangerous chemicals were contained in the building's biological sciences laboratories, prompting firefighters to evacuate parts of the campus. No one was injured in the incident, and animals kept in the facility were not harmed. All activities in the building, including classes and labs, were cancelled yesterday. Investigators concluded that a short in an electrical cord sparked the fire. Winnipeg Free Press | Winnipeg Sun | CBC | CTV