Update on damage to Walker Hall | 6-15-12
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Shortly after 10 o’clock on the morning of June 12, police and firefighters responded to reports of a fire in George T. Walker Hall, (formerly known as the administration building) on the University of Louisiana at Monroe campus. The building was safely evacuated, and the fire was under control less than forty-five minutes later.
On Tuesday, June 12, everyone was safely evacuated from George T. Walker Hall following a fire that began at 10:06 a.m. and was under control by 10:45 a.m. ULM Police Department, Monroe Fire, and Monroe Police immediately responded to the scene.
Officials are still investigating how the fire began; they have not yet determined the official cause. It appears the fire started in a custodial storage closet on the first floor of George T. Walker Hall.
UPDATE June 18, 4:53 p.m.: Chief Fire Investigator David M. Hill released a statement:
George T. Walker Hall housed several departments within the College of Arts & Sciences — mathematics, English, and criminal justice.
All Summer I courses scheduled to meet in George T. Walker Hall have been relocated for the remainder of the term. Please visit moodle.ulm.edu for new meeting locations.