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Fourth Street near Transylvania University closed briefly after report of fumes

Police briefly closed Fourth Street about noon Friday after fumes were reported in a building at Transylvania University.

According to Transy officials, some students were working in a printmaking room at the university's Shearer Art Building when they noticed vapor and fumes coming from a drain.

Firefighters and hazardous-materials crews checked the drain and tested the fumes but found nothing harmful.

Nevertheless, Fourth Street was shut down between Broadway and Upper Street as a precaution.

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