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K-State Today

September 24, 2015



Minor damage in small fire Wednesday at Throckmorton Hall

By Communications and Marketing

A small fire late Wednesday afternoon in a lab on the third floor of Throckmorton Hall caused minor damage.

Seventeen firefighters from the Manhattan Fire Department responded to the fire at 5:20 p.m. Seeds catching fire in an oven during an experiment were the cause of the small blaze, which was extinguished by the firefighers. Damage was estimated at $4,000 to contents and equipment. No structure damage or injuries were reported.

Contact Battalion Chief Mark Whitehair, Manhattan Fire Department, at 785-587-4504 with any questions. Find the department on Facebook and Twitter, @ManhattanFD.