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Spencer to reopen Saturday

Following fire, Spencer Laboratory will reopen Saturday morning

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7:53 p.m., Aug. 29, 2014--Following a Friday afternoon fire, the University of Delaware’s Spencer Laboratory will reopen at 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 30, with the exception of Suites 131 and 133, which will be closed until further notice. 

UD officials said there may be a lingering smoke odor in some areas.

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If possible, officials encourage occupants to avoid entering the building until Tuesday, Sept. 2 – following the Labor Day holiday weekend – to allow the building time to air out.

UD officials said the fire started in and was confined to a piece of laboratory equipment on the first floor of the building on Academy Street, with smoke spreading throughout the structure.

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