Waste basket fire in Kauke Hall

There is no indication that this was related to Monday’s bomb threats, but given heightened sensitivities on campus, when a fire truck arrived outside Kauke Hall this afternoon, the following email was sent to all students, faculty and staff at 12:50 p.m.:

A bit before 12:30 p.m. today, a student discovered a small trash can fire in a second floor men’s room in Kauke Hall and immediately notified Security and Protective Services. The building was evacuated, Wooster police and fire units responded, and the fire was quickly extinguished. There is some minor smoke damage in the men’s room, but nothing more. The building will reopen shortly and 1 p.m. classes will go on as scheduled. 

Kauke did reopen at 1 p.m. and classes proceeded on schedule.

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