WCU evacuated due to smoke in a dorm

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CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) – A dorm at Western Carolina University was briefly evacuated after smoke was reported in the building.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported (http://avlne.ws/2l1LrMo) smoke was detected in the Walker residence hall about 5 p.m. Monday.

The Cullowhee Fire Department responded to the building. Students were allowed to return to their rooms around 10:15 p.m.

The dorm has 400 students. No injuries were reported.

There was no immediate word on what caused the smoke.

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