Small fire at K-State Rec Center leads to temporary closure

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Manhattan Fire Department (courtesy photo)

A small fire at the K-State Recreation Center was quickly contained but caused a closure of the facility Friday.

The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched around 12:30 p.m. According to Deputy Fire Chief Ryan Almes, firefighters located a light fixture inside the building which had caught fire. It fell onto combustibles and caused smoke to fill throughout the building. The fire was quickly contained.

As a result, the Rec Center announced it would remain closed Friday with normal operations resuming Saturday.

No injuries were reported.

Manhattan Fire Department (courtesy photo)

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