Mass Media evacuated after fluid leak


Hydraulic fluid from an elevator spills out from a supply closet into the main lobby as students evacuate Mass Media and Technology Hall, Aug. 27, 2012.

Cameron Koch

Mass Media and Technology Hall was evacuated after hydraulic fluid leaked from one of the elevators and set off the fire alarm, according to the Bowling Green Fire Department.

The fluid is necessary for the elevator to function.

Greg Elrod, assistant fire chief for the BGFD, said that the cause of the leak is still unknown. Elrod said the hydraulic fluid is similar to oil, and that WKU will be handling the cleanup of the spill.