Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Another fire for Wilson

Before Arkansas State was a university, it was Arkansas State College. In its early history the old Administration building burned to the ground and very little was saved from the fire.

About 1:40 on Wednesday afternoon faculty, staff and students evacuated the building because of smoke. The smell began at least fifteen minutes earlier but the smell of smoke increased throughout the hour. No fire alarms sounded, though smoke could be smelled all the way up to the fourth floor.

The Jonesboro Fire Department did respond to the call. According to one firefighter there was a fire in a trash can in the building.

They opened windows in the building and everyone was allowed back in the building by 2p.m.

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