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As the old saying goes, the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry, and that was certainly true for both mice and men in the A&M chemistry building where a smelly experiment led to an evacuation.
University Police and College Station firefighters responded to the call, which came in shortly after 3:30pm Friday. After a quick assessment, the all-clear was given to return.
It turns out an experiment that produces a natural gas odor was underway in a chemistry lab. Despite signs posted around the building warning of the smell, someone mistook it for a natural gas leak and called it in.
Emergency officials say it's OK, and that it's better to be safe than sorry.
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