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UPDATE: Fire at AU's Lowder Hall likely electrical, officials say

Fire has now been put out at AU's Lowder Hall. (Source: Elizabeth White/WTVM) Fire has now been put out at AU's Lowder Hall. (Source: Elizabeth White/WTVM)
Fire has now been put out at AU's Lowder Hall. (Source: Elizabeth White/WTVM) Fire has now been put out at AU's Lowder Hall. (Source: Elizabeth White/WTVM)

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) – The Auburn Fire Department has put out the fire in Lowder Hall at the campus of Auburn University.

The fire call came in around 5 a.m. CT and fire officials are asking students and personnel to stay clear of Lowder and War Eagle way until further notice. 

Officials say after an extensive investigation, the Alabama Fire Marshal’s office has determined the likely cause of the fire in Auburn University’s Lowder Hall on Monday morning was electrical and originated from a light and ballast on the first floor.

Clean up efforts are underway. No timetable for completion has been determined. 

Classes that are scheduled to be held in Lowder Hall have been relocated, and a message has been sent to students letting them know how to find the new temporary class locations. 

The affected area of the building and the rear parking lot will be closed until further notice.

The College of Business Dean Bill Hardgrave will be working with the university's provost on Monday to find a temporary location for the scheduled classes. 

Stay tuned for more details on this developing story.

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