Explosions reported on UO campus, health center evacuated

Explosions reported on UO campus, health center evacuated
The University of Oregon evacuated the Health Center and alerted students by text message to avoid the area.

EUGENE, Ore. -- Small blasts on the University of Oregon campus caused an evacuation of the nearby Health Center Monday morning, police said.

University officials released information in a text message just after 10 a.m. Monday asking students and faculty to avoid the area around the health center at 13th and Agate St. on campus after what they called an "emergency incident" took place. 

Police officials at the scene confirmed that the incident was a series of underground explosions that shook the area near the building.

There are no reported injuries.

Responders closed Agate St. between 13th and 15th Streets while crews are working in the area. Campus officials ask drivers to find alternate routes until police and fire crews reopen the area.

Intermittent power outages are also being reported around the UO campus, officials said.

The university officials said that they do not know what caused the subterranean explosions.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.