A fire broke out in the robotics/engineering wing of the Center for Applied Science and Engineering Technology Building at Lake Superior State University. The Sault Ste Marie Fire Department responded to reports of smoke on the university campus. Fortunately, there were no injuries, and the evacuation of the building went smoothly. Fire Chief Ed Miller stated that the robotics room sustained extensive damage. The Michigan State Police and the fire marshal will investigate the cause of the fire tomorrow. Classes in the affected building are canceled for the evening.
The incident occurred in the afternoon, and upon arrival, firefighters observed smoke in the building. To ensure the fire did not spread to the roof, Tower 58 was deployed for a thorough examination. The building was quickly evacuated, and people were directed to stay on the south side of the Cisler Center due to the smoke and fumes being blown by the east winds in the Cisler parking lot. The Sault Ste Marie Fire Department cleared the scene in the evening.
The fire has caused extensive damage to the robotics room, and the full extent of the smoke damage throughout the building is yet to be determined. As a result, classes in the Center for Applied Science and Engineering Technology Building have been canceled for the evening.
Authorities will conduct an investigation tomorrow to determine the cause of the fire. Their findings will shed more light on this unfortunate incident that disrupted learning activities at Lake Superior State University.
– Fire Chief Ed Miller
– Sault Ste Marie Fire Department