By Teri Anderson, Ashleigh Strange, Logan Stolpe, Extreme Alaska
Student firefighter Lieutenant Steven Bender said the steam leak was caused after a power spike from GVEA surged through the UAF power plant and grid. “When the power shut off and it came back on it generated a steam leak, everybody was evacuated from the building safely.”
Most of campus lost power following the surge.
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