Orozco said the fire appeared to have started on the fourth floor. Because there are classrooms and laboratories on that floor, crews called in hazmat teams.Glad everyone was OK. Early reports suggest it was an electrical fire.
Orozco said fire crews worked with the university, which called in some of its chemists to assist firefighters.
No injuries were reported.
UIC reported substantial damage on the fourth floor and water damage on the lower floors.