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Small fire damages library at University of Mo.

Small fire damages library at University of Mo.

September 10th, 2011 in News

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - An early morning fire has resulted in moderate smoke and water damage to a library on the University of Missouri campus.

The university says an automatic fire alarm sounded at 3:30 a.m. Saturday in Ellis Library. Firefighters found a small fire that was being contained by the building's sprinkler system.

School officials say the State Historical Society, which is located on the ground floor of the library, also sustained smoke and water damage.

No damage estimates were available Saturday morning, and the library was expected to remain closed for the day.