AUSTIN (KXAN) - A chemical smell that evacuated a University of Texas building early Tuesday morning has now been cleared.
T.S. Painter hall reopened nearly an hour and a half after the call came in at 7:57 a.m. for a hazmat incident on the third floor of the building, which houses the Department of Nutritional Sciences and the School of Human Ecology.
Officials managed to trace the odor back to a short on an electrical panel inside the building. Fire crews left the building, which reopened around 9:20 a.m.
The building is at 103 West 24th St., which is just northeast of the main UT Tower.
Crews treated one person on campus, who did not want to be taken to the hospital.
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