Fire Contained at Humboldt State




A fire broke out earlier today in Old Music Building 8A on the Humboldt State University campus. The cause of the fire is still unknown.

At 1:30 p.m. HSU faculty noticed smoke coming from a locked custodial closet in the music building, according to HSU spokesman Paul Mann. After the fire alarm was pulled, university police and the Arcata fire department arrived on the scene. The fire was extinguished in a very short time, Mann said, and there were no injuries.

Mann said the extent of the damage is still unknown, but he suspects water damage occured. Smoke filled the entire building, but the structure remains completely intact. This afternoon, as firemen ventilated the building, prevailing winds blew some smoke into Siemens Hall which was subsequently evacuated.

Classes scheduled for the music building will take place elsewhere. Visit the HSU homepage for updates.


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