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UGA Tate Student Center catches fire after opening ceremony | Campus news

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.”

Firefighters respond to a fire at the Tate Student Center on the UGA campus on Friday, October 16, 2020. (Photo/Taylor Gerlach)

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.

The Red & Black is currently reporting on this ongoing event. Stay with us for more updates.