Fire temporarily closes trolley station, Adams Humanities

Monica Linzmeier, Staff Photographer

Monica Linzmeier, Staff Photographer

by Hannah Beausang

Update 11:37 The all clear has been give and the trolley station, bus station and Adams Humanities are now reopened.

The San Diego Fire Rescue department received a call about a fire today at the San Diego State trolley station today at 9:24 a.m., San Diego Fire Rescue Media Services Manager Maurice Luque said. The initial call came from the alarm company, which was followed up by a call from the SDSU Police Department, Luque said.

Luque said the fire happened in a room where trolley batteries are kept and firefighters were able extinguished the flames with chemicals.

No one was injured, but about 150 to 200 students have been evacuated from Adam’s Humanities and surrounding areas to avoid smoke, Luque said.

He said five engines and two trucks were called to campus, with about 45 personnel from the fire department. Many firefighters are standing by, with a minimal crew still working underground.

Luque said the fire has been controlled and there is no longer a threat.

The SDSU trolley station and bus stops near the station are shut down. Luque said passengers who were on the trolley are being transported by buses to other trolley stations.

Officials were unable to estimate a time student’s would be able to reenter Adam’s Humanities.

File photo from 2012

Edit: This story was edited to correct Maurice Luque’s name. The Daily Aztec apologizes for this mistake.