Classes have been cancelled at The University of Nevada in Reno after what is believed to be an explosion occurred.
Every class has been cancelled for the rest of the day as the cause of the explosion is unknown but a boiler is being investigated, CNN reported.
There were no immediate reports of fatalities, only minor injuries, according to Jon Humbert, spokesman for the city of Reno. Police and university officials were warning people to stay away from the area.
Colin Kosaka, who lives in an apartment near the university, told CNN affiliate KOLO the noise from the incident sounded like “like a car accident.”
“It was a pretty big impact … It just shook the entire apartment,” Kosaka said.
Kosaka said he walked outside towards the school and saw some people running towards a residence hall while others were standing, watching smoke coming from the building.
“All Classes Canceled :: For the remainder of today Friday July 5, 2019 all classes on the main campus are canceled. Updates will be available at http://www.unr.edu,” UNR Police said.
All Classes Canceled :: For the remainder of today Friday July 5, 2019 all classes on the main campus are canceled. Updates will be available at https://t.co/dtHFOfpgDt.
— UNR Police Services (@uofnevadapolice) July 5, 2019
“My office is aware of the situation at @unevadareno and have offered support on the ground. We will continue to closely monitor all updates.
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“For those on or near campus, please stay clear of areas where first responders are working on the scene,” Gov. Steve Sisolak said.
My office is aware of the situation at @unevadareno and have offered support on the ground. We will continue to closely monitor all updates. For those on or near campus, please stay clear of areas where first responders are working on the scene.
— Governor Sisolak (@GovSisolak) July 5, 2019
“As we wait to learn more about the situation at Argenta Hall on the UNR campus, the Washoe County School District is standing by to offer any assistance needed.
“We share our community’s concerns over this incident and express our support to the UNR staff and students, the Washoe County School District said.
“It was very scary,” student Raven Green said. “I’m still a little worried. I feel like nothing is happening. It’s been a long time now.”
“We just started walking out of the building, I even saw some staff members walked out with their hands up, we had no idea what was going on at first but five minutes after we were outside there was glass shattered everywhere,” Harrison Wier said.
“There was about 100 of us in the building today, but I don’t know if anyone is left in the building,” Weire, an intern, said.
Reports say a utility accident caused an explosion near Argenta Hall at the University of Nevada, Reno. https://t.co/8XLreIRyr8
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