Should members of the LSU Board of Supervisors disclose who receives their scholarships?|
Story Archives: Fire damages ULM's Walker Hall
- 2013 - 801 articles
- 2012 - 1954 articles
- December 2012 - 131 articles
- November 2012 - 191 articles
- October 2012 - 183 articles
- September 2012 - 186 articles
- August 2012 - 211 articles
- July 2012 - 134 articles
- June 2012 - 139 articles
- June 29th, 2012 (Friday) - 1 articles
- June 28th, 2012 (Thursday) - 24 articles
- June 27th, 2012 (Wednesday) - 2 articles
- June 21st, 2012 (Thursday) - 28 articles
- June 20th, 2012 (Wednesday) - 1 articles
- June 15th, 2012 (Friday) - 2 articles
- June 14th, 2012 (Thursday) - 38 articles
- June 12th, 2012 (Tuesday) - 1 articles
- Fire damages ULM's Walker Hall
- June 10th, 2012 (Sunday) - 1 articles
- June 9th, 2012 (Saturday) - 2 articles
- June 8th, 2012 (Friday) - 2 articles
- June 7th, 2012 (Thursday) - 27 articles
- June 4th, 2012 (Monday) - 4 articles
- June 3rd, 2012 (Sunday) - 3 articles
- June 2nd, 2012 (Saturday) - 2 articles
- June 1st, 2012 (Friday) - 1 articles
- May 2012 - 212 articles
- April 2012 - 167 articles
- March 2012 - 165 articles
- February 2012 - 129 articles
- January 2012 - 106 articles
- 2011 - 2029 articles
- 2010 - 2139 articles
- 2009 - 2066 articles
- 2008 - 1757 articles
|Fire damages ULM's Walker Hall|
A faulty motor in a mechanical room is to blame for a fire that struck the University of Louisiana-Monroe, according to university officials.
The fire broke out around 10 a.m. Tuesday in Walker Hall, formerly the Administration Building, according to ULM Police Chief Larry Ellerman.
"Some of the people who occupied the building tried to extinguish the fire with fire extinguishers," Ellerman said. "When they couldn't do that, they pulled the fire alarm and called the fire department and the police."
Ellerman said the fire began in an equipment room on the first floor of Walker Hall. At the time of the blaze, several classes were in session in the building.
Students, faculty and staff were evacuated without injury, according to Ellerman.
"Nobody was hurt and we did put an alert out on First Call," Ellerman said. "So the campus community has been alerted."
Walker Hall houses a number of offices and classrooms, including several mission-critical areas of university function, according to ULM Executive Vice President Stephen Richters.
"Walker Hall is a mainstay of the College of Arts and Sciences," said Richters.
The building houses offices and classrooms of the math and English departments. The fire also dislocated ULM's financial aid department, the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and several other university departments.
Richters said Tuesday the university was working to relocate students, faculty and staff affected by the fire.
In addition to classrooms, Walker Hall is home to the university's computing center, which manages ULM's campus-wide network and the network at Delta Community College.
Computer networks at both campuses were offline during the fire and into Tuesday afternoon. All state universities have off-site backup servers for critical data and networking needs, but Richters said the ULM backup site would most likely not be needed because of the effective response by ULM's information technology staff.
"We could port to the backup site and start immediately, but I think our server room is going to be okay," Richters said. "They shut the servers down before any damage was done."
Walker Hall was built in 1968.
According to ULM spokesman Laura Woodard, Walker Hall meets all current fire and safety codes.