Water is flowing again and classes are back on schedule today at Heritage University.
School officials dismissed classes at noon Monday after a weekend fire destroyed Petrie Hall and damaged a water main. However, crews have repaired the damage and restored water service, allowing university officials to reopen school in the arts and sciences building across campus, said Bonnie Hughes, a university spokeswoman.
The school still lacks phone and Internet service, though Hughes has been posting updates on the university’s Facebook page.Sunday’s fire caused no injuries. Fire officials estimate the damage at $2.8 million.
The blaze left only the brick walls standing at Petrie Hall, which housed computer servers, six classrooms and a cafeteria. Built in 1926, it had no sprinklers.
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Firefighters contained the blaze and left by Monday afternoon but expected the building to continue to smolder for days.
A cause is still under investigation.