Police and fire officials evacuated the Villas Apartments at Francis Marion University Wednesday night after smoke was seen coming for the building, according to FMU police.
Windy Hill Volunteer Fire Department and Florence City Fire responded to the situation.
The incident was called in to 911 as a fire at the public safety building, but when crews got they realized the fire was at the Villas.
Crews still aren't sure where the smoke was coming from in the building or what caus ed it.
The students were allowed back inside the building after 55 minutes.
More information is expected to be released Thursday morning.