After a malfunctioning piece of machinery caused a fire in the Gorguze Family Laboratory Friday, University Police evacuated the building shortly after 12 p.m.
The facility, located on Draper Drive on North Campus, is home to various engineering laboratories and programming centers.
The building’s fire alarm was set off after a piece of milling machinery caught fire cutting wood around noon, according to Diane Brown, spokesperson for the University’s Division of Public Safety and Security. The Ann Arbor Fire Department arrived shortly thereafter and extinguished the fire, but was still in the process of cleaning smoke from the building as of 1:30 P.M. Around 1:30 p.m, officers reentered the building to make sure the fire was put out. One person at the scene was examined for possible smoke inhalation and released.
Christopher Gordon, Director of the Wilson Student Team Project Center, said a computer controlled machine that is used to cut wood or other soft material was responsible for the fire.
Brown said the fire department is still in the process of determining damages to the lab.