Crews battle fire at Gettysburg College’s Union Building

GETTYSBURG, Pa.–Crews battled a fire at Gettysburg College on Thursday afternoon.

It broke out  at the College’s Union Building (CUB) located along the 200 block of West Lincoln Avenue shortly after 12:15 p.m.

It appears the fire broke out in the construction/demolition area of the CUB, according Jamie Yates, the college’s director of communications and media. The fire was limited to the demolition area and did not spread to the interior/office are of the CUB, Yates said.

Fire investigators say a construction crew was sawing metal above a pile of ceiling debris, when the debris caught fire.

The building was evacuated as a precaution. Firefighters had the fire out in about 20 minutes.

No injuries were reported.