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Fire at Bishop State Southwest Campus

Apr 5th, 2010

April 5, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (SH2010-16) FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION R. Steve Huffman Public Information Officer (251) 208-2857/Fax: (251) 208-2861 E-Mail: FIRE AT BISHOP STATE SOUTHWEST CAMPUS Mobile Firefighters responded to a fire in the old archives building located on the Southwest Campus of Bishop State Community College located at 925 Dauphin Island Parkway on Monday, April 5. The fire was reported at approximately 11:56 a.m. and firefighters reported the building to be fully involved with fire upon arrival to the scene. Fire Investigators discovered what appeared to be past vagrant activity in the single-story, brick veneer building. The building housed what appeared to be old archived financial records. Investigators are listing the cause as undetermined with suspicious circumstances. The building was a total loss with damage estimated at approximately $60 thousand. No injuries were reported. Anyone with information regarding the fire is ask to call the Bureau of Fire Prevention at 208-MFRD (6373). Engines 8, 9, 16, truck 25, rescue 24 and District Chief Dexter Pettaway responded. ###