4-alarm blaze strikes historic university in San Antonio, Bomb Threat
Our Lady of Lake University is a site to see. It has been in San Antonio since 1895. I saw the campus while I was stationed at Ft. Sam Houston, TX. A loss for a wonderful college.
Some are wondering if the Bomb threat called in to the school the day before had anything to do with the fire. Investigation is pending
Flames can be seen shooting out of the roof of the original part of the building called Moye Hall, which also houses dormitories of the Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio.
Update: Classes cancelled. Prayer service to be held at 12 noon
On May 6, 2008, a fire broke out on campus around 7:30 p.m. CST. The fire affected all four floors of Old Main, the often said "main image" of Our Lady of the Lake University. The fire quickly changed from a three alarm to four alarm fire after an hour's time with five pumper trucks battling the blaze. Luckily no one was injured. The building is still standing and damage is still being assessed. As of 10 pm it appeared as if the roof and one spire had collapsed.
There has been new information, that someone was injured in the fire- as of 12 a.m. (CST)- the fire was still blazing. There were bomb threats recently, previous to the fire.
KENS-TV staff report
SAN ANTONIO -- Firefighters are at the scene of what has escalated into a four-alarm blaze at historic Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. More than 30 fire units are fighting the blaze.
Flames can be seen shooting out of the roof of the original part of the building called Moye Hall, which also houses dormitories. Evacuations have taken place throughout the building.
No cause for the fire had been determined, but school officials confirmed that yesterday a bomb threat was made against the school and the campus had to be evacuated. School officials said Monday's bomb threat was not credible.
Our Lady of the Lake University was founded by the Sisters of the Congregation of Divine Providence in 1895, according to the university’s Web site.
SAN ANTONIO — Smoke smoldered from the roof of the Main Building on the campus of Our Lady of the Lake University on Tuesday night, hours after crews put out a fire.
Everyone was evacuated from the building and no injuries were reported, officials at the Catholic university said on the school's Web site.
The fire broke out after 7 p.m. Aerial television footage showed the flames against a backdrop of spires along the roof of the building. Firefighters had contained the blaze before 10 p.m., officials said.
The building houses human resources, cashier services, the sociology department and campus ministry.
Message to students
San Antonio Fire Department is on scene at Our Lady of the Lake University fighting a fire in the Main Building.
Everyone has been cleared from the building.
There have been no injuries reported and the fire is contained to the Main building.
Updates will be posted when available.
College cancels classes -
Morning classes canceled - May 7, 2008
Our Lady of the Lake University endured a fire May 6 that has damaged the Main building. Morning classes have been canceled. Updates will be provided on the status of afternoon classes.
Employees who are needed on campus will be contacted by their supervisors.
Students who have been displaced from Theresian and Providence Hall have been placed in other campus residence halls. Counseling has been made available to the students in residence halls. It is being provided by University counselors and counseling faculty.
A prayer service will be held on campus at noon. Location to be announced.
Everyone was evacuated safely. More than 100 fire fighters from San Antonio and the surrounding areas bravely fought to contain the flames.
Students can also get updates through their lake online accounts.
Updates will be made when information becomes available.