Cause of Fire Alarm Wednesday at Mortensen Hall

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A fire alarm went off at 11:39 a.m. Wednesday at Mortensen Hall after Facilities had been defrosting an air filter and it caught on fire. Minneapolis Fire Department firefighters and Augsburg Department of Public Safety officers responded to the scene. They inspected the building, and confirmed by noon that the fire was out and that the smoke had cleared enough that it was safe for the students who had been escorted out of the building to return.