A fire was reported near Loyola’s Water Tower Campus (WTC) Saturday afternoon, officials said.
The fire was reported at The Clare — a senior living community near WTC — and the Chicago Fire Department (CFD) arrived on the scene, according to Tom Murray, chief of police and director of Loyola Campus Safety.
CFD spoke over the intercom of the School of Communication around 3:50 p.m. when students were preparing to take the last final exams of the semester. CFD asked students to stay inside while the situation was investigated. It’s unclear if anyone was injured. CFD and police were no longer at the scene by 5:48 p.m.
An employee at The Clare said they couldn’t give any information about the incident. CFD could not immediately be reached for comment.
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Kyle Brown was at the scene and contributed to the reporting of this story.