ROLLA, Mo. -- A fire that started in an air conditioning unit on the roof burned Emerson Hall at Missouri University of Science and Technology on Thursday afternoon. The fire was reported to the Rolla Fire Department about 12:40 p.m. Emerson Hall contains classrooms, offices and research facilities for the Electrical Engineering Department. The building was evacuated and power was shut off to it and surrounding campus buildings.
(PICTURES COURTESY: Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T)