BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - On Thursday, June 9, the Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to a call at the LSU Student Health Center. While the fire was placed under control, the building still sustained damage.
The health center will remain closed on Monday, June 13. More information should be available that evening as to when the center will reopen.
According to preliminary estimates, $1.7 million worth of damage was done to the facility. And while the cause of the fire is still under investigation, restoration and cleanup efforts are already underway.
D'Ann Morris, executive director of the LSU Student Health Center, says, "We appreciate everyone's patience during this time. We have crews working around the clock to get the facility back online as soon as possible for our patients."
It's anticipated that a full restoration of the health center could take approximately six months. Administration is currently making plans to maximize available space during reconstruction. Staff is also working to make sure patients are minimally impacted during this rebuilding phase.
LSU wants the public to be aware that the service roads on both sides on the Student Health Center will be restricted for equipment and individuals involved with the cleanup through June 17. Affected areas include Band Hall Service Dr., Band Hall B Lot, and Chimes St. Hart Lot.
For more information on the LSU Student Health Center, visit www.shc.lsu.edu.