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Fire extinguished at WVU’s Armstrong Hall, no injuries reported

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A WVU Alert was issued on Friday, June 17, 2022, due to a fire reported at Armstrong Hall on the University's Downtown campus. (WVU Graphic)

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The all clear was given after a reported fire at West Virginia University’s Armstrong Hall, located on the Downtown campus, on Friday afternoon, June 17.

Members of the Morgantown and Granville Fire Departments responded to a report of visible flames on the roof of Armstrong Hall shortly before 3 p.m. By 3:20 p.m., the fire was completely out, according to University officials at the scene.

Fewer than 20 people, mainly faculty and staff, were in the building at the time of the fire. All exited the building safely. No classes were being held.

Officers with the University Police Department were on the scene and a WVU Alert went out urging people to avoid the area, including after the fire as crews remained on site.

Damage assessments are ongoing. The State Fire Marshal’s Office will work to determine the cause of the fire.

In addition to the WVU Alert system, emergency messages were posted to the @WVUAlert Twitter and WVU Safety and Wellness Facebook page. Students and employees are encouraged to follow these social media accounts, as well as the @WVUsafety Twitter, to get updates about incidents.



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