CORAL GABLES, Fla. – A building on the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables was evacuated for a brief time Wednesday due to a suspicious odor.
Police and fire crews responded to the Hillel building at 1100 Stanford Drive just after 10:30 a.m. The building was reopened and people were allowed to re-enter 45 minutes later.
A Coral Gables fire official told Local 10 there had been reports of gas leaks in the area.
The evacuation order was given as a precautionary measure and everyone is asked to stay away from the area.
The Hillel building houses the Braman Miller Center on campus and was completely renovated in 2015.
Gables Campus - UPDATE: Hillel building has been cleared for re-entry by UMPD and Gables Fire. Stanford Dr traffic has been re-opened to its regular pattern.— UMiami ENN Alerts (@UMiamiENN) July 24, 2019
Gables Campus - Suspicious odor reported in the Hillel building. Police and Fire dept. are on scene and building is being evacuated for precaution. All others stay away from the area.— UMiami ENN Alerts (@UMiamiENN) July 24, 2019