Fire at Founders Hill apartments

Firefighters work to put out the fire at the Founders Hill Apartments on Oct. 17, 2016. (George Walker | The Collegian)

Earlier this afternoon, a fire broke out at the Founders Hill apartment complex on College Avenue in Manhattan.

The building was safely evacuated and four pets were rescued according to Riley County Police Department’s Twitter.

Both the source of the fire and the amount of damage on the building is still unknown.

Kansas State released a statement soon after the fire broke out urging affected students to contact the University for help.

“Any Kansas State University students affected by the Oct. 17 fire at Manhattan’s Founders Hill apartment complex, which is off campus, should call the Office of Student Life at 785-532-6432 for assistance.”

Currently, traffic is blocked off on Claflin from College Avenue to Hylton Heights.

Be sure to check back to the Collegian later today for updates.

Tim Everson was born in Wichita, KS in 1994. Before fifth grade he moved up to Manhattan for one year before settling in Riley, KS where he graduated from Riley County High School in 2012. Tim has worked for the Collegian since spring of 2014 and took over as Sports Editor during the summer of 2015. Tim loves sports, music, movies and good food when he can get it.