MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP and WIBW) Crews in Manhattan Tuesday fought to contain a fire at the main Kansas State University library.
The university says on its website that the smoke was reported around 4 p.m. Tuesday in Hale Library, which had been undergoing repairs. The 400,000-square-foot building was evacuated, and the university urged students to stay away from the area.
No injuries were reported. The library was built in the 1920s and underwent a massive remodel and addition in the 1990s. The university did not say when it will reopen after Tuesday’s fire, .
KWCH sister station WIBW in Topeka reports the library will remain closed until further notice and that K-State tweeted just after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday that, due to the fire, the university would have to bring down its online systems. The university did not say how long the outage would last.
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