Fire in Reamer Campus Center put out before any major damage


Courtesy of Sarah Wright ’23.

Dante Sasso , Editor-in-Chief

On Thursday, November 11, a fire alarm was pulled in the Reamer Campus Center due to a smell of smoke coming from the attic. Students and faculty were evacuated from the building at 11:33 a.m., with a RAVE Alert being sent out to the campus explaining that Upperclass Dining was closed for common lunch.

No one was injured in the fire, with the Schenectady Fire Department responding in a short timeframe. The water used to put out the fire caused slight damages to some of the fourth floor offices, including the Concordiensis office. Currently, students are prohibited from entering the offices as repairs are going on.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Schenectady Fire Department, according to Philip Wadja, Director of Media and Public Relations for Union College. The Concordiensis reached out to the Schenectady Fire Department on Monday, November 23, and got no response.

The Concordiensis reached out again on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. According to the Fire Investigation team, the fire is still under open investigation. More details will be added as the story develops.