At 9 p.m. on October 16, part of the roof of the University of Georgia Tate Student Center caught fire.
“Shortly after 9 p.m. UGA Police received a call of a small fire on the roof of the Tate Center,” according to UGA spokesman Greg Trevor. “Rescuers quickly brought the fire under control. Damage appears to have been limited and no one was injured. The cause of the incident is under investigation.”
The fire was brought under control and no injuries were reported, according to the Athens-Clarke County Fire Department. Crews are currently monitoring the scene
Earlier in the evening, UGA held its spring and summer 2020 launch event, which was postponed for five months amid the coronavirus.
The Tate Student Center closes at 9 p.m. on Fridays. The Athens-Clarke County Fire Department encouraged people to stay away from the area.
Update on the structure fire at the Tate Center. The fire is extinguished. No injuries were reported. The fire broke out on the roof and the teams are still on site to monitor the situation and check that there is no longer any extension inside the building. pic.twitter.com/necgoo5rub
— ACC Fire Department (@accfire) October 17, 2020
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