Officials have confirmed everyone is safe after an explosion in a University of Nevada Reno dormitory Friday.
At a press conference Saturday, Reno Fire Department Emergency Operations Chief Steve Leighton said a rescue team was thorough in ruling out fatalities.
"Our first goal was to search the building completely," Leighton said. "We did that twice last night with our technical rescue team, through Argenta Hall and Nye Hall. We did not find anybody in the building last night. This morning, we did a third, extensive search with the Washoe County K-9 dogs and our Reno Fire Department technical rescue team. We searched every floor, every room, every inch of that building for the third time today and we're confident that nobody's inside the building."
Eight people were injured. Six were treated on the scene, while two were taken to the hospital and quickly released.
Officials believe an equipment failure in the basement led to the explosion at Argenta Hall, but they are still investigating the specific cause and whether the building can be repaired.
Campus authorities are working on returning personal belongings to students who were living in Argenta Hall. Those students are being reassigned to other dorms.