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Madeline Peters

Sower Staff


A fire broke out in the Concordia music building Wednesday morning. The cause of the fire is currently unknown, but the Fire Marshal is investigating.

The fire broke out in an enclosed room on the top level of the old section of the building. The source was a couple of boxes containing pipe insulation. It was put out immediately by fire extinguishers and checked by the Seward Fire Department.

No one was hurt in the incident, and there was only minimal drywall damage. An inspection is occurring on Thursday to ensure the safety of the construction area.

The incident was caught on video by Concordia student Ami Pritchett and posted to The Concordia Experience Snapchat story. “Currently on fire,” she announced as she zoomed in on the smoke coming from the building.

“Well, I guess we won’t see the music building ’till 2025,” she quipped.

There are not expected to be any major delays due to the fire. Concordia’s Chief Financial Officer Dave Kumm said that, “While a days’ worth of work was lost yesterday because workers were not able to go into the facility until later, we do not expect this to delay an end of March opening.”

This story is still developing and will be updated as new information comes out.

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