No damage to HPER Building after fire call

By Jessie Wagoner
Emporia Gazette – February 27, 2017

A reported structure fire in an Emporia State University campus building resulted in no damage and only light smoke Monday morning.

Emporia Fire Lieutenant Ron Ewing said a fluorescent light bulb on the first floor of ESU’s Health, Physical Education and Recreation burned out and the ballast overheated. While there was minor smoke, nothing was damaged.

At 6 a.m. Monday, scanner traffic indicated a fire in ESU’s HPER Building on the north side of campus. The reporting person indicated smoke in the first floor of the building, which houses classrooms, offices nd Emporia State locker rooms and athletic facilities.

“When we went inside we encountered no smoke, just a real light haze and the smell was obviously electrical,” Ewing said.

The light was located between the two old gyms in the HPER Building.


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