Fire Destroys College Building

Fire Destroys College Building

An early morning fire swept through the Agriculture-Engineering Building on the Iowa State College Campus, Ames, Ia., causing an estimated damage of about $100,000. The blaze was believed to have started in the corn-cob drying laboratory where a number of experiments have been under way.

Firemen under the leadership of Chief Len Morris brought the fire in the east wing of the one-story building under control, but the fire spread to the space between the ceiling and roof, where it was practically impossible to reach it. Wooden partitions separating the offices from the class rooms caught fire and soon the entire building was ablaze.

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