Old LSU Field House catches fire

Old LSU Field House catches fire
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POSTED: Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 5:30pm

UPDATED: Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 5:34pm

LSU students had a bit of a scare walking by the old Field House this afternoon – it caught fire.

Fire trucks and police cars rushed to the scene of the blaze.

LSU says smoke was reported in the Huey P. Long Building, and the fire department was called in to check it out.

They believe the fire started in the ceiling, but are waiting to make sure it's completely out before going up to investigate.

"What the fire department is telling us at this point is that they have it under control,” stated LSU PD Capt. Cory LaLonde. “They just want to ensure everything is extinguished prior to moving onto any other steps, such as determining a cause or anything of that nature."

The Field House was evacuated, and there's no danger to anyone right now.

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