Emerson Hall on the Missouri S&T campus in Rolla was evacuated Thursday afternoon because of a fire.

Large plumes of smoke and flames were visible on top of the building.

Campus officials say the fire was contained to an air conditioning unit on top of the building.

Fire at Missouri S&T in Rolla (Photo by Brendan Floretta)
Fire at Missouri S&T in Rolla (Photo by Brendan Floretta)

Power was shut off to nine buildings on campus as a precaution:

  • Stramanis-James Hall & Geo Plant
  • Emerson Electric
  • Fulton Hall
  • Butler-Carlton Hall
  • Physics
  • Nuclear Reactor
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Parker Hall
  • Norwood Hall

No injuries have been reported.

Classes and exams in Emerson Hall have been relocated to different buildings on campus.