Jan 6, 2013 1:05 PM

MSU Releases Statement About Campus Fire

Morehead State University officials were alerted of a fire at Downing Hall, located near the baseball and softball fields, Sunday morning.

According to initial reports, the fire started on the top floor at the west end of the building.
Four firefighters were injured battling the blaze and have been take to St. Claire Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Fire crews are still on the scene.

Built in 1967 as a residence hall for student-athletes, the two-story facility was named for George Dewey Downing, the University's first coach and athletic director.

At the time of the fire, Downing Hall was used for various offices and storage.

The University is in the process of assessing the damage and further details will be made available as the investigation continues.


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