MTU library fire under investigation

Oct 29, 2012


Officials continue to investigate the cause of a fire at Michigan Technological University. 

WLUC-TV reports the fire broke out Friday morning around 11:50 in the Michigan Tech Archives and Copper Country Collections of the J.R. Van Pelt Library. 

Although the fire was put out quickly some materials suffered water damage.  Officials say freezer trucks were brought in to store documents and minimize damage. 

The building was closed until Sunday.  The library is reopen, but the basement will remain closed until further notice.