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Canberra Institute of Technology Reid building evacuated amid strong smoke smell

About 50 people were evacuated from the Canberra Institute of Technology's Reid campus on Tuesday night due to a strong smell of smoke.

Firefighters investigating the smell in the hairdressing area of Building C discovered the cause was an electrical fault in the plant room.

An Emergency Services Agency spokesman said two rooms had been evacuated as a precaution. However, there were no signs of fire.

The area will remained cordoned off until Wednesday.

ACT Fire & Rescue had departed the scene as of 7.23pm.