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Friday, September 24, 2021

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BREAKING: Small fire broke out at Roy G. Cullen overnight


Roy G. Cullen fire

University officials inspecting damage to classrooms at Roy. G. Cullen. | McKenzie Misiaszek/The Cougar

A small fire broke out at Roy G. Cullen overnight causing damage to one classroom.

The fire, which began at 2 a.m., started when a motor on a blower caught fire. The blower and a dehumidifier were placed in the classroom Monday evening when a leak was discovered, University spokesman Mike Rosen said.

The building will remain open today except for rooms 110-114. Four of those rooms are classrooms and one is a conference room. Classes in those rooms are canceled today, Rosen said.

The University hopes to have the rooms operational tomorrow, Rosen said.

A burnt smell lingers in the building.

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