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UPDATE: Dorm building evacuated in Gorham due to possible gas leak

Upperclass Hall on the USM Gorham campus was evacuated due to a possible leak. The fire department investigated and no gas leak was found.

GORHAM, Maine — Updated: Cumberland County dispatchers tell NEWS CENTER Maine the Upperclass Hall dorm building on the USM Gorham campus was evacuated Monday morning due to a possible gas leak.

The smell of gas was reported. The Gorham Fire Dept. responded around 8:20 a.m. 

Firefighters investigated and found there was no leak. They cleared the scene by about 9:30 a.m.

It was later released that the smell of gas was coming from a generator in the building as USM is dealing with power issues.

The USM website reads: 

All campus events and classes on Gorham, Portland, and LAC Campuses are cancelled.  Please note from 8am-5pm, there will be a full power outage on the Gorham Campus to accommodate repair work. Gorham staff to work remotely. Portland and LAC staff as per normal.  FM staff to report as normal to all campuses.

NEWS CENTER Maine will update as we learn more.

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