Fire forces evacuation of Kansas State residence hall

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -

Kansas State University says a residence hall was temporarily evacuated after fire.

The school said in a news release that the fire was reported Friday morning fire at Wefald Hall and extinguished by the hall's suppression system. Evacuated students have been allowed to return to their rooms, although water damage is forcing 24 of them to be relocated. The only injury was to an employee who slipped on standing water.

Five-hundred-and-forty students are housed in the coeducational hall, which was built in 2016 on the west side of the Manhattan campus. No other details were immediately released about the fire, including the cause.
 

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