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MU Medical Center to open on schedule after smoke at building

Feb. 08, 2013 @ 07:19 AM

HUNTINGTON -- The Marshall University Medical Center will open on its normal schedule Friday morning, hours after reports of smoke brought a response by the Huntington Fire Department.

An evening fire alarm at Cabell Huntington Hospital prompted the quick response, but those firefighters found themselves without a fire to fight. It occurred just before 8 p.m., according to Cabell County 911.

The medical center issued a release Friday morning about its routine opening.

Once emergency responders arrived on the scene Thursday, they discovered smoke coming from the basement of the facility, beneath the Marshall University Medical School wing of the hospital.

The cause of the smoke was determined to becoming from a breaker room, where a couple of transformers had blown, according to dispatcher reports.

No one was injured in the incident.

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