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Officials: Harding University recovering from building fire

SEARCY, Ark. (AP) - Harding University officials say the school is continuing to recover from a fire that destroyed a mechanical building on the Searcy campus.

The Daily Citizen (http://bit.ly/1SNbpge ) reported Thursday that the mechanical building provided heating and cooling to the school's health sciences centers. The building was destroyed early Sunday morning.

Officials say the mechanical building also housed fiber optic cables that carried network connections to several buildings.

Physical Resources Director Danny DeRamus says the cause of the fire is unknown.

Dr. Julie Hixson-Wallace, Center for Health Sciences assistant provost, says that students with classes in the health sciences buildings have been asked to go to class dressed in layers to adjust to varying temperatures.

Information from: The Daily Citizen, http://www.thedailycitizen.com/

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