MARQUETTE, MI-- Two buildings shut down by a fire at Northern Michigan University Monday morning are reopen Tuesday.
The fire started in a trash can in a chemical storage room on the third floor of the New Science facility. The building’s fire suppression system activated and kept the fire from spreading.
New Science was closed so officials could clean up damage caused by smoke and water. The West Science building was also shut down, as a precaution.
The City of Marquette Fire Department responded to the scene, with assistance from NMU Public Safety and maintenance staff, Marquette Township Fire, and TriMedia Consultants.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.