WBIW.com News - local

Brought to you by WBIW News and Network Indiana

Fire Alarms Sound At Lilly Libray

Last updated on Wednesday, February 8, 2012

(BLOOMINGTON) - Indiana University Fire Department responded to a faulty fire alarm at 4:04 p.m. Monday at the Lilly Library.

Employees at the building stood on the steps of the Showalter Fountain and across the street as firefighters entered the building to investigate.

The library is home to historical texts and has a labyrinth-like structure. The building produces its own steam to keep it at a relative temperature to help preserve the library's contents.

Lilly Curator of Books Joel Silvers says it was probably a faulty alarm sensor that alerted firefighters. Silvers added that when the heating system turns on the steam is injected through the ventilation system to prevent the atmosphere from becoming too dry.

1340 AM WBIW welcomes comments and suggestions by calling 812.277.1340 during normal business hours or by email at comments@wbiw.com

© Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Click here to go back to previous page