University at Buffalo - The State University of New York
Skip to Content
UB Alert: Emergency Information
Report an Emergency
Police / Fire / Medical / Suspicious Behavior: 716-645-2222Police: 716-645-2222
Non-emergency hazardous material concerns: 716-829-3301

When calling the police:

  • Give your name, location and phone number.
  • Describe what happened.
  • Do not hang up until asked.
Get alerts to your phone or email
Get immediate notice of all campus emergencies or cancellations > Sign up now > Read More/FAQ phone and screen icon

Contact

Police

Furnas Hall Evacuation Update

Published April 16, 2017 at 9:03 PM

Furnas Hall on UB North Campus has been evacuated due to possible chemical release in building. The chemical is believed to be methane.  Hazmat crews are investigating. No injuried have been reported.

Students walking outside of the Furnas Hall 5th floor lab noticed a "noxious odor" and called UB Police.  UB Police evacuated the building. 

Furnas Hall contains the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.  

Stay away until further notice. Emergency crews have responded.  

Furnas Hall is currently closed.