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I.U. School Building Fire Update

Last updated on Friday, January 2, 2009

(BLOOMINGTON) - Investigators are still looking into what exactly caused the fire that destroyed some of the roof of the Ora L. Wildermuth Center roof at I.U’s School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation Wednesday afternoon.

Bloomington City Fire Chief Roger Kerr said the blaze might have ignited after workers welded or soldered gutter on the roof earlier in the day, leaving behind "hot spot."

Kerr stated that "Had they not stopped it when they did the wood throughout the ceiling and the roof most likely would have been destroyed completely."

Everyone in the building managed to evacuate safely and damages are estimated at about $100,000 to $500,000.

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