UCCS library evacuated due to Freon leak

More than 1,500 people were evacuated due to an active leak at UCCS Library on Thursday afternoon.
Published: Sep. 23, 2021 at 3:20 PM MDT|Updated: Sep. 23, 2021 at 6:41 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - The UCCS library was evacuated on Thursday due to a Freon leak.

The Colorado Springs Fire Department Hazmat Team responded to the library at about 2:45 p.m. The library is on campus just west of N. Union Boulevard and Austin Bluffs Parkway in Colorado Springs. About 1,500 people were evacuated from the building.

A spokesperson with CSFD says the leak was caused by a malfunctioning A/C unit.

The library was closed for the evening. It isn’t clear when it will reopen.

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