ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - UNM Athletic Department officials say a false fire alarm pulled by a child performer for the halftime show sent Lobo basketball fans out of The Pit. This was the second evacuation since December.
Officials also say that when fire alarms are usually pulled, there is a brief delay to verify if the alarm is valid. But because of a temporary agreement with the state fire marshal, UNM has agreed that fire alarms in the meantime will sound instantly.
The Fire Marshal's Office imposed the extra regulations pending completion of smoke-ejection sytems as part of the $60 million renovation of The Pit.
The arena was evacuated with 1 second left in the first half of the game when a fan at the game pulled the fire alarm according to UNM Athletics sports information director Frank Mercogliano.
The Pit was deemed safe by the UNM Fire Marshall, fans were let back in and the game continued.
The Lobos men's team defeated Colorado State University 68-61.
This is the second time a fire alarm has evacuated The Pit. On Dec. 17 a small grease fire sent the crowd into the parking lot.
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