Conrad Hall evacuated


Photo by Mynt Marsellus
Photo by Mynt Marsellus

A heat sensor in the D-wing basement of Conrad Hall residence at Wilfrid Laurier University caused an evacuation Tuesday afternoon.

At around 12 p.m., emergency responders received a report of a fire alarm in the Conrad building and isolated the issue to the basement.

“We isolated it to a particular room and the captain inspected it, and determined it to be a non-issue. The cause of the fire alarm is unknown, [but] the building is successfully cleared and operational with no issue,” said special constable Jeff Hunt.

Waterloo Region Fire, Waterloo Regional Police Services and Special Constable Services all responded to the call. At approximately 12:15 p.m., students were allowed back into the residence.

While the cause of the fire alarm is unknown, Hunt said the issue is an isolated incident.

“It was nothing malicious. If it’s a heat sensor in a lower basement, it’s probably the heat going on. It’s probably just a little bit sensitive,” he explained.

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