SEMO Building Remains Closed After Fire
CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - A Southeast Missouri State University building will remain closed for the rest of the week after a rooftop fire.
The closure will give insurers and engineers time to assess the damage that Monday's fire caused to Robert A. Dempster Hall. The building houses business programs and some administrative offices.
The university said in a news release that once the final assessment is completed, the timetable for reopening portions of the building will be released. Cleanup of the building already is underway.
While the building is closed, summer school students will meet in alternative locations. The university also is working to temporarily relocate staff who worked in the building.