Catholic seminary in Covington catches fire

Catholic seminary in Covington catches fire

POSTED: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 1:30pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 1:34pm

State Fire Marshal Deputies are on the scene of a significant fire at the St. Joseph Abbey Catholic Seminary located on River Road in Covington Louisiana.

The fire occurred shortly after 2:30 a.m. today and damaged the sleeping dormitories. 65 people were alerted by the fire detection system and escaped safety.

One person is being treated for smoke inhalation after returning into the building.

Fire crews are still conducting suppression activities. The investigations will continue into the day.

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