Hale Library closed, university services down due to fire


Hale Library is closed until further notice after fire crews responded to a fire that broke out around 4 p.m. today. The fire has been contained, according to K-State Alerts.

At 4:45 p.m., K-State Alerts notified Kansas State students that fire crews responded to a call at Hale Library. The building was evacuated.

KSDB 91.9 has reported via Twitter that smoke was seen exiting the roof in the northwest corner of the building and out of a first-story door facing the English/Counseling Services Building.

K-State is providing updates at k-state.edu/media/update/halelibrary/.

Dene Dryden
I'm Dene Dryden, a Collegian copy chief, a senior in English creative writing and CMG Board of Directors member. Formerly editor-in-chief and managing editor. You can hear my voice on Wildcat 91.9 FM and find my bylines in FFA New Horizons, Seek Research Magazine for K-State, URGE ChoiceWords and the Get Inclusive blog. In addition to my journalistic work, my poems are published or forthcoming in the Flint Hills Review, Rogue Agent and Lammergeier. My cat Robyn is the light of my life, and I take compliments in the form of coffee.