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EPFD responds to malfunctioning air conditioner on UTEP campus

Crews found smoke coming out of AC unit

Fire crews respond to smoke call at UTEP campus

EL PASO, Texas - El Paso firefighters responded to an initial fire call at the University of Texas at El Paso Friday morning. They arrived at about 5 a.m.

After nearly two hours of firefighters checking classrooms and buildings on the 200 block of Hawthorne, EPFD found a smoking air conditioning unit in the basement of one of the buildings.

UTEP officials released the following statement:

"The air conditioning system in the Classroom building experienced a malfunction that created smoke overnight. There were no injuries, and there was no serious physical damage to the building. The building will be closed for at least half a day to assess the situation, and we expect that all repairs will be made before classes begin on Monday."

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