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UPDATE: Ohio University Fire Ruled Arson

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ATHENS, Ohio -

UPDATE: Friday, Nov. 30 1:43 p.m.: According to a news release from the Ohio University Police Department, the fire that occurred at the Research and Technology Building on Ohio University's Athens campus has been ruled as arson.

The release states that the fire did cause damage to the building. However, no one was injured.

The case remains under investigation by the Ohio University Police Department as well as the Ohio State Fire Marshal's Office.

If you have any information pertinent to the investigation, contact Crime Solvers at (740) 594-3331

 

ORIGINAL STORY:
Crews from the Athens Fire Department, Athens Police Department, and Ohio University Police Department responded to a fire at the Research and Technology Building on the 100-block of Richland Avenue at Ohio University's Athens campus.

According to 911 dispatchers, it happened around 12:20 a.m. Friday on the top of the building.

No one was injured or inside at the time of the blaze.

Officials tell 13News that the most extensive damage was on the roof.

Portions of Richland Avenue were shut down for approximately two-hours as crews worked to extinguish the blaze.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Athens Fire Department.

We'll continue to keep you posted, as more details become available.