A wall heating unit caught fire outside the second floor kitchen in the Student Center Wednesday.
Kent Fire Lt. Craig Peeps told the Record-Courier at approximately 6 p.m. Wednesday, crews were notified of the fire. Employees were able to put the fire out with a fire extinguisher before crews arrived.
Kent State University put out a KSU advisory around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday stating the fire was “immediately extinguished by the fire suppression system.”
Peeps told the Record-Courier the suppression system was actually activated in the kitchen and was separated from the extinguishing of the heating unit.
The Student Center reopened successfully Thursday at 7 a.m. Student Center employees were told to report at their scheduled times, unless otherwise directed by a supervisor.
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