Fire breaks out in south campus building

Emergency vehicles respond to a fire in a storage building on the North side of the Dulaney-Baldwin Complex on the southern edge of Truman State University.

This story has been updated to include further details.

A fire broke out in a building on the southern edge of the Truman State University campus Thursday, Jan. 24.

The fire, which started shortly before 1 p.m., was in a storage building on the north side of the Delaney and Baldwin Complex. Nobody was injured, and the fire was extinguished around 2:30 p.m. A preliminary investigation suggests an electrical problem caused the fire, but the official cause has yet to be determined.

The Kirksville Fire Department and Truman Department of Public Safety were among the agencies responding to the incident. Truman DPS sent out a tweet saying people should avoid the area.

The fire did not extend beyond the complex, which is located south of Laharpe Street across the road from the tennis courts.

The transmitter equipment for Truman Media Network’s KTRM 88.7 and public radio station KKTR 89.7 are located in a separate building in the complex. Both stations briefly went off the air during the incident, but the feeds have since been restored.

In a statement to TMN, Public Safety Director Sara Holzmeier said local and state authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.

Nicolas Telep is a senior communication major and Truman Media Network’s digital director. You can follow him on Twitter @NDTelep.