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2 - The Michigan Daily - Monday, August 14, 2000
Fire guts bus garage and causes $1M in damage
FIRES "The estimate right
Continued from Page 1n w 1 ,
propane tank left on by the contrac-
tors who were replacing the roof. for operational use,
Firefighters had to break windows
to get into the fourth floor. but with the roof
"The fire was held to a flat-roof
area and did not penetrate into the estimate later on it
attic," Schmid said. "(The AAFD)
was there about an hour." could sky-rocket.
"Work is being done to the rooms
it! Williams House," Brown said. - Diane Brown
"The estimate right now is S100,000 Information Officer
for operational use, but with the roof
estimate later on it could sky-rock-
et. "We're extremely grateful for the
Students attending the athletic quick action on this," Cantor said.
camps were kept away from the res- "They did a tremendous job of get-
idence hall until their parents could ting it under control.
be called, Cantor said. The AAFD responded to another
Brown said the fire shouldn't affect call at 12:51 am on Saturday morn-
move in, which begins on August 31. ing for a fire at the University trans-
"(The rooms) will be ready for portation services repair garage on
move in at the end of the month," Kipke Drive.
Brown said. "The roof repair to West "A bus was in for repair, and the
Quad and a neighboring roof are not last mechanic left at 12:30 am,"
., .,nnnne ry r erationsit tu RnuwncsA"A ctnf n
ff..b f

necessary far operation andi the Brown said. A star rnemoceror
building can run safely without DPS reported seeing a fire at 10
immediate repair." minutes to one."
Al Rogers, a worker at West Qutad, was Brown said no one from the
in the fourth floor at the time of the fire. University was hurt in the fire, but one
"I saw smoke and looked out and Ann Arbor Firefighter sustained a knee
ashes were coming in," Rogers said. injury while fighting the blaze.
Kelly Oxley, an athletic camp Approximately 25 fire fighters were
counselor and an LSA junior, said called to the scene to fight the fire.
there were only 15 to 20 people in "The fire was spreading fast," Fire
the building at the time of the fire. Marshal Rayburn reported in a press
Cantor praised the Ann Arbor Fire release. "A bus was leaking fuel
Department for the quick response time. inside the building."
The fire caused more than S mil-
lion in damage to buildings and
busses, Rayburn reported, and may
have been caused by electric wiring
in a bus that wasbeing repaired.
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