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Hawkeye building briefly evacuated after welding accident

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Buchanan Hall on Hawkeye Community College's Waterloo campus was evacuated around 11 a.m. on Monday after a welding accident.

The Battalion Chief for Waterloo Fire Rescue says that nobody was hurt and nothing was damaged, but the accident did activate the building's protection ventilation system. He says the system worked like it was supposed to, and fire crews were needed only to help clear some smoke from the building.

Students were let back into the building just after noon.

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