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Building Evacuated After Structure Fire Reported at UCSB

Smoke is seen coming from an electrical panel at the University Center Building

Santa Barbara County Fire crews respond Wednesday afternoon to a fire at UCSB’s University Center Building.

Santa Barbara County Fire crews respond Wednesday afternoon to a fire at UCSB’s University Center Building.  (Casey Caldwell photo)

By Lara Cooper, Noozhawk Staff Writer | @laraanncooper |

A building has been evacuated on the UCSB campus as fire crews continue to investigate a structure fire reported about 3:40 p.m. Wednesday.

According to emergency dispatch traffic, smoke was emerging from an electrical panel at the University Center Building, which houses the campus bookstore, post office and dining areas.

Santa Barbara County Fire crews were on scene, and the building had been evacuated, according to witnesses on the scene.

Check back with Noozhawk for updates.

Noozhawk staff writer Lara Cooper can be reached at [email protected]. Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk, @NoozhawkNews and @NoozhawkBiz. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.




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