UCF received a call around 4:45 p.m. Thursday about a chlorine odor coming through the air vents in the Physical Sciences building.

Orange and Seminole counties' fire rescue arrived on scene soon after the call. The fire alarm had been pulled in room 217 in the Physical Sciences building, which shares an air tube with room 317.

A UCF Alert was sent out around the time of the call to warn students and faculty to stay clear of the area. The UCF Police Department blocked off the building with caution tape, and the building was evacuated.

"There’s nothing strong enough in that building to cause human harm,” said Courtney Gilmartin, public information officer for UCF PD.

Fire rescue tested the air quality twice and determined that the building was not contaminated, Gilmartin said. UCF Police gave the all clear around 5:45 p.m.


Paige Wilson is a Digital Producer for the Central Florida Future. Follow her on Twitter at @ByPaigeWilson or email her at

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