UMaine’s Alumni Hall evacuated after employees smell ‘diesel odor’

Posted March 20, 2014, at 10:03 a.m.

ORONO, Maine — Employees evacuated Alumni Hall at the University of Maine Thursday morning after workers smelled a strong “diesel odor that they couldn’t pinpoint,” according to a university spokeswoman.

Margaret Nagle said employees left the building a few minutes before 9:30 a.m. and that Orono Fire Department is on scene trying to determine where the odor is coming from and whether there might be a hazard.

Watch for updates.