Fire investigators have determined that the fire at Hale Library on May 22nd was accidental due to roofing operations being conducted at the time.
The building shutdown affected campus networking and telecommunications this week. IT is still working to restore services, and most pages on the K-State website remain unavailable.
Update: 6:55 p.m. – The fire has been contained. The fire occurred in the northwest part of the original Farrell Library portion of Hale Library. Hale Library will be closed until further notice.
Firefighters are on the scene of a fire at Hale Library on the K-State campus. Shortly after 4 p.m., crews responded to reports of smoke on the fourth floor of the building. Smoke was mostly contained to the building, but started coming out near the roof line of the “Great Room” in the historic Farrell Library section of the building. Later, smoke was observed coming from the northwest doors of the building on the ground floor. Crews went to the roof of the Great Room and cut a hole in the attic to gain access to the fire.
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