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UPDATE: Fire Breaks Out at Morehead State; Four Firefighters Injured

By: Brooks Jarosz Email
By: Brooks Jarosz Email

UPDATE 1/7/13 @ 8:15 a.m.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) -- Four firefighters hurt while fighting a fire at Morehead State University on Sunday have been released from the hospital.

The fire at Downing Hall was reported about 7 a.m.

Morehead Fire Chief Jeff Anderson says the firefighters were injured by bricks that fell while crews were battling the blaze.

Anderson says the men suffered minor injuries and were treated and released from a Morehead hospital on Sunday.

Investigators are now looking into the cause of the fire in the former dorm now used as a storage and office facility.



ORIGINAL STORY 1/6/13 @4:30 p.m.
MOREHEAD, Ky (WSAZ) -- Four firefighters were hurt fighting a fire at a former dorm at Morehead State University Sunday morning.

The Morehead Fire Department tells WSAZ.com the fire was reported just after 7 a.m. at Downing Hall.

The University says it appears the fire started on the top floor at the west end of the building.

The injured firefighters were taken to St. Claire Regional Medical center for treatment. No word on their conditions.

No MSU students are on campus, due to the holiday break. .

Downing Hall, located near the baseball and softball fields, was built in 1967 as a residence hall for student-athletes but is now being used as office and storage space.

The university says they are in the process of assessing the damage.

Five fire departments responded to the fire. Crews say they saw flames shooting through the roof.

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