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/.

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