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Demolition Resumes After MSU Building Catches Fire

Demolition Resumes After MSU Building Catches Fire

Demolition of a 113-year-old building on Michigan State University's campus has resumed after a fire burned through its roof.

The fire burned Wednesday evening at Morrill Hall on the north end of campus. No one was injured and the building was empty at the time.

The Lansing State Journal reports crews returned to work Thursday after campus engineers determined that the building was still structurally safe.

Cause of the fire hasn't been determined, but foul play isn't suspected. Demolition work started earlier this year.

Nicknamed "The Coop," Morrill Hall once was a dormitory for female students and also housed home economics classrooms. It was converted in the 1930s to classroom space and named for Justin S. Morrill, a former U.S. senator who pushed to establish land grant universities.

 

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