Washburn University Students Evacuated Due To Fire

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Topeka, KS (WIBW)-- Students residing in the Living Learning Center were evacuated from their rooms around 5:45 a.m. Saturday due to a fire that was contained to the elevator shaft.

No injuries were reported due to the fire or the evacuation of the building. Students will be able to return to their rooms later Saturday afternoon. An estimated 250 students were in the building when the alarm sounded.

The State Fire Marshall is the lead agency investigating the incident. Numerous University staff are on site and are working with students to make them as comfortable as possible.

The Living Learning Center, a 400-bed residence hall, open in 2001.