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Emergency Information

HAWK ALERT Fire extinguished at UIHC. Follow guidance from on-scene officials. All others resume normal activity. More: e.uiowa.edu

HAWK ALERT Fire extinguished at UIHC. Follow guidance from on-scene officials. All others resume normal activity. More: e.uiowa.edu

Status: 
Closed - Situation Resolved
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Iowa City Fire Department responds to fire at University of Iowa Hospitals

At approximately 11:02 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, the Iowa City Fire Department was called to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 200 Hawkins Drive, for a possible building fire in Boyd Tower. The first unit arrived within four minutes of being dispatched.

Crews found a pile of burning leaves in the third floor penthouse of Boyd Tower. The leaves had accumulated next to a generator exhaust stack and ignited. The fire was extinguished quickly with no damage to the building.

Smoke was found in the first and second floor hallways of Boyd Tower. University Hospitals personnel assisted in ventilating the hallways using the building's HVAC system. 

There were no civilian or firefighter injuries reported. The fire department was on scene for about one hour. The Coralville and North Liberty fire departments and Johnson County Ambulance Service also responded to the scene.

Read full release from the City of Iowa City.