Arkansas Tech University Building in Flames

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A large fire is burning in a building at Arkansas Tech University 

Firefighters with the Russellville Fire Department are fighting a blaze on the second floor of Williamson Hall at Arkansas Tech University. 

Russellville Fire Marshal Richard Setian told university officials that as of 6:25 p.m. the fire was under control and no injuries were reported. 

Chief Joshua McMillian of the Arkansas Tech University Department of Public Safety said that a perimeter was established around the building. 

Williamson Hall is a classroom building that housed the Department of Parks, Recreation and Hospitality Administration in recent years. However, the facility has been unoccupied during the 2018-19 academic year due to ongoing renovations, according to a university news release.

Firefighters as were working to identify the heat source and extinguish the fire. 

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