Another Fire Brings Crews to Texas A&M Campus

By: Jordan Meserole Email
By: Jordan Meserole Email

Less than 24 hours after putting out one fire, College Station firefighters were back on Texas A&M’s campus for another small blaze.

A small pot used to make tar became overheated and ignited about 12 p.m. Monday at the new Mitchell Physics Building, which is still under construction.

Construction workers were able to quickly contain the small fire to the cooking kettle until firefighters arrived.

No damage was done to the roof of the building, and no injuries were reported.

Traffic on University Drive was backed up past the Wellborn underpass, as emergency crews had to block off two of the eastbound lanes as a safety precaution.

The fire that damaged part of the Bell Building around 9 p.m. on Sunday, which is just a few blocks from the Mitchell Building, is still under investigation.

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