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Fire Burns at St. John's Paint Shop

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Jan 15, 2014 at 10:05 am

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. (KNSI) - Authorities are still getting to the bottom of exactly what caused a fire to burn at the St. John's University paint shop on Tuesday afternoon. 

St. John's spokesman Michael Hemmesch says the fire was reported just before 5:30 pm at the shop, located on the southwest side of campus. 

The St. John's Fire Department was initially dispatched to the blaze, and they were soon assisted by figrefighters from Avon and St. Joseph. 

During the course of the fight, one of the firefighters received smoke inhalation and was treated by medical personnel. 

The fire's cause and an estimate of the damage have not been determined yet.

Designed by Fr. Raphael Knapp and constructed in 1912, the building houses the paint and finishing department of Saint John's. Originally, it was designed to serve as a laundry area.

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