Fire in Hall-Atwater

As many of you may have heard, there was a fire-related incident in Hall-Atwater this evening at approximately 12:00 AM.  Gabriel Elder ’11 was on the scene and sent us this video:

Stayed tuned to Wesleying as this story develops.  We’ll get you a detailed report when we know more.

38 thoughts on “Fire in Hall-Atwater

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  2. Anonymous

    The second floor has lots of damage also. ceilings and walls pulled down in multiple rooms lots of water damage. The middletown eye has a picture of the inside

  3. Anonymous

    The second floor has lots of damage also. ceilings and walls pulled down in multiple rooms lots of water damage. The middletown eye has a picture of the inside

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  5. Anonymous

    I went in to survey the damage… Pratt’s lab is completely flooded. Bruno’s lab is near-obliterated and there is some damage to Fry’s lab. I’m not sure about the second floor though.

  6. Anonymous

    I went in to survey the damage… Pratt’s lab is completely flooded. Bruno’s lab is near-obliterated and there is some damage to Fry’s lab. I’m not sure about the second floor though.

  7. Anonymous

    3-Alarm Fire At Wesleyan Leaves 3 Injured

    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — Middletown authorities are working to determine what started a fire at a science building at Wesleyan University that injured two campus safety officers and a city firefighter.

    Officials said the fire at the Hall-Atwater building was reported at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, after a student who was working on a project in a lab left for the night. Another student in a nearby lab smelled smoke and called campus officers.

    The fire escalated to three alarms before being extinguished.

    The two officers suffered minor injuries while trying to put out the fire. They were treated and released from a local hospital.

    Officials said a city firefighter was treated for minor chemical burns at the hospital and later discharged.

    Authorities said a first-floor lab and two nearby rooms were damaged. Officials said the fire got inside the building’s walls and traveled up one floor. They said it also damaged the building’s electrical system. The building was closed Monday. Classes were still in session, but were being held in other buildings.

    “Apparently the student was doing work Sunday evening. She finished up around 9:30, another student smelled smoke around 11:30,” said Wesleyan spokesman David Pesci.

    Members of the Department of Environmental Protection were called to the school to ensure that the chemicals didn’t contaminate anything.

    Pesci said the student was working beneath a hood in the chemistry lab.

    “They have a list of all chemicals in the lab, and they don’t know exactly what was under the hood, so they’ll go in and they’ll see what was under the hood,” he said. “They’ll see if something was splattered, if something was airborne just to make sure it’s safe to re-enter the building.”

  8. Anonymous

    3-Alarm Fire At Wesleyan Leaves 3 Injured

    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — Middletown authorities are working to determine what started a fire at a science building at Wesleyan University that injured two campus safety officers and a city firefighter.

    Officials said the fire at the Hall-Atwater building was reported at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, after a student who was working on a project in a lab left for the night. Another student in a nearby lab smelled smoke and called campus officers.

    The fire escalated to three alarms before being extinguished.

    The two officers suffered minor injuries while trying to put out the fire. They were treated and released from a local hospital.

    Officials said a city firefighter was treated for minor chemical burns at the hospital and later discharged.

    Authorities said a first-floor lab and two nearby rooms were damaged. Officials said the fire got inside the building’s walls and traveled up one floor. They said it also damaged the building’s electrical system. The building was closed Monday. Classes were still in session, but were being held in other buildings.

    “Apparently the student was doing work Sunday evening. She finished up around 9:30, another student smelled smoke around 11:30,” said Wesleyan spokesman David Pesci.

    Members of the Department of Environmental Protection were called to the school to ensure that the chemicals didn’t contaminate anything.

    Pesci said the student was working beneath a hood in the chemistry lab.

    “They have a list of all chemicals in the lab, and they don’t know exactly what was under the hood, so they’ll go in and they’ll see what was under the hood,” he said. “They’ll see if something was splattered, if something was airborne just to make sure it’s safe to re-enter the building.”

  9. Anonymous

    dear 8:38

    please understand that smelling something burning on a college campus shouldn’t immediately lead to the conclusion that a science lab caught on fire. Calling in 911 every time there’s a smell of burnt something in the air is a waste of their resources and could lead to them unable to handle actual emergencies.

    In summary, stop acting like you would have done shit differently

  10. Anonymous

    dear 8:38

    please understand that smelling something burning on a college campus shouldn’t immediately lead to the conclusion that a science lab caught on fire. Calling in 911 every time there’s a smell of burnt something in the air is a waste of their resources and could lead to them unable to handle actual emergencies.

    In summary, stop acting like you would have done shit differently

  11. Anonymous

    “Why so many firefighters?!”

    Or because there was fire running through the walls and ceiling in a highly hazardous environment. The damage is worse than whats being reported, i think it will be a while before anybody gets to go back in there

  12. Anonymous

    “Why so many firefighters?!”

    Or because there was fire running through the walls and ceiling in a highly hazardous environment. The damage is worse than whats being reported, i think it will be a while before anybody gets to go back in there

  13. Anonymous

    “Why so many firefighters?!”

    Or because there was fire running through the walls and ceiling in a highly hazardous environment.

  14. Anonymous

    “Why so many firefighters?!”

    Or because there was fire running through the walls and ceiling in a highly hazardous environment.

  15. Anonymous

    “Why so many firefighters?!”

    Cause they get to bill Wesleyan for everyone who shows up.

  16. Anonymous

    “Why so many firefighters?!”

    Cause they get to bill Wesleyan for everyone who shows up.

  17. Anonymous

    I was in Hall-Atwater until about 10:45, and then drove to Wendys, and came down High Street at 11:20. I saw a brown cloud that stank horribly right near the power plant, and I thought something there had gone wrong. (Or, that someone at Psi U had farted.)

    But a lot of people should have noticed this.

    And there was a fire emergency at Hall Atwater just six weeks ago, and I think someone needs to look at compentency in lab procedures there. Seems awfully flamey recently.

  18. Anonymous

    I was in Hall-Atwater until about 10:45, and then drove to Wendys, and came down High Street at 11:20. I saw a brown cloud that stank horribly right near the power plant, and I thought something there had gone wrong. (Or, that someone at Psi U had farted.)

    But a lot of people should have noticed this.

    And there was a fire emergency at Hall Atwater just six weeks ago, and I think someone needs to look at compentency in lab procedures there. Seems awfully flamey recently.

  19. call 911 next time

    Dear 2:08 am — next time you smell burning shit, please consider calling 911 rather than sitting on your ass ignoring it. thanks.

  20. call 911 next time

    Dear 2:08 am — next time you smell burning shit, please consider calling 911 rather than sitting on your ass ignoring it. thanks.

  21. Anonymous

    There was a fire in more than one of the rooms.The fire was very hard to get to, it was in the walls and ceilings with potential for a lot bigger fire. . Also there was many unknown chemicals left unsecure.

  22. Anonymous

    There was a fire in more than one of the rooms.The fire was very hard to get to, it was in the walls and ceilings with potential for a lot bigger fire. . Also there was many unknown chemicals left unsecure.

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