A fire broke out in the robotics and engineering wing of the Applied Science and Engineering Technology Building at Lake Superior State University. The Sault Ste Marie Fire Department responded to reports of smoke on the university campus. Fortunately, there were no injuries and the evacuation of the building was carried out smoothly. Fire Chief Ed Miller stated that the robotics room suffered significant damage. The Michigan State Police and fire marshal will investigate the cause of the fire tomorrow. Classes in the affected building were canceled for the afternoon.
An afternoon fire occurred, and upon arrival, firefighters noticed smoke in the building. To ensure that the fire did not spread to the roof, Tower 58 was deployed for a thorough examination. The building was quickly evacuated, and individuals were instructed to stay on the south side of the Cisler Center due to the smoke and fumes being carried to the Cisler parking lot by the east wind. The Sault Ste Marie Fire Department left the scene in the evening.
The fire has caused severe damage to the robotics room, and the full extent of smoke damage throughout the building has yet to be determined. As a result, classes in the Applied Science and Engineering Technology building were canceled for the afternoon.
Authorities will conduct an investigation tomorrow to determine the cause of the fire. Their findings will shed more light on this unfortunate incident that disrupted learning activities at Lake Superior State University.
– Fire Chief Ed Miller
– Sault Ste Marie Fire Department