UAF Bristol Bay Applied Sciences Building caught fire early Thursday

Dec 8, 2016

Sprinkler system contained small fire that started in utility room. Fire appears to have been caused by one of two boilers.

Utility room in the UAF Applied Sciences Building in Dillingham, where a small fire burned early Thursday.
Credit Avery Lill, KDLG

KDLG:  An early morning alarm called Dillingham's Volunteer Fire Department to the UAF Bristol Bay Applied Sciences Building Thursday. The building, across the street from the main campus, is known by most as the Old Napa Building.

Fire Chief Norman Heyano credited the sprinkler system with containing the fire, which crews helped extinguish. He said there was light water and smoke damage.

The fire appeared to have been caused by one of two boilers in a utility room. Volunteer firefighters were off the scene a little past 6:00 a.m. Maintenance crews were working to repair damage later in the day, and campus staff appeared to be back to work as usual Thursday.

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Credit Avery Lill, KDLG