Fire cancels some classes at UCF Monday
Possible that the building could reopen on Tuesday
ORLANDO, Fla. – The University of Central Florida's Health and Public Affairs I building will remain closed through Monday, Oct. 17, to allow for the continued assessment of damage from a fire early Sunday morning, according to a news release from the school.
The call came in a little after 6 a.m. Sunday morning. The fire was started as a result of an appliance malfunction. Sprinklers were activated and the fire was put out before fire fighters even arrived, explained the Orange County Fire Rescue.
The release explained that all classes scheduled for Health and Public Affairs I on Monday are canceled. Faculty and staff members will not have access to their offices until the building reopens. Faculty and staff should participate in activities in locations other than HPA 1 as appropriate.
According to the release, faculty and staff who were scheduled to work Monday and do not have an alternative location to work will be paid for missed work hours. Employees who were scheduled to work in Health and Public Affairs I on Monday should contact their supervisor about whether they have an alternative location to work.
Health and Public Affairs I houses faculty and staff offices as well as classes from a variety of university departments.
The state fire marshal is investigating.
It’s possible that the building could reopen on Tuesday; check back for updates.
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