William & Mary

Law School Fire

The following are messages sent to the William & Mary campus community Nov. 30, 2016 regarding a small fire that occured at the William & Mary Law School causing smoke and water damage but no injuries. - Ed.

3:52 p.m. - Campus Message: Update on W&M Law School Fire

Dear William & Mary community,

As you may know, a fire occurred this morning in a second-floor office at W&M Law School. The Williamsburg Fire Investigator determined the cause of the fire was due to an extension cord failure. While there was smoke and water damage in the affected office and adjacent rooms, no injuries were reported.

Most of the law school reopened at 1:30 p.m., but the north wing will remain closed today while clean-up is underway.

We are thankful for the quick and coordinated response by William & Mary Police, the Williamsburg Fire Department, and Facilities Management. Facilities Management is currently coordinating clean-up of the area.

If you did not receive emergency alerts about today’s incident, you may need to enroll in the university's mass notification system or update your contact information, which may be done at https://personalinfo.wm.edu/. Members of the local community can also follow emergency news through the William & Mary News Facebook and Twitter pages as well as the free W&M mobile app.

Sam Jones, Chair
W&M Emergency Management Team

11:43 a.m. - Emergency Alert Message: Environment/Accident: Fire

Fire at Marshall Wythe Law School. Emergency personnel are on scene. S Henry street is back open. The parking lot will remain closed until 1:30pm.

11:20 a.m. - Emergency Alert Message: Environment/Accident: Fire

Fire at Marshall Wythe Law school. Emergency personnel are on scene and are evacuating the building. The Law School is closed until 1:30pm. Scene is contained.

11:15 a.m. - Emergency Alert Message: Environment/Accident: Fire

Fire at Marshall Wythe Law School. Emergency personnel are on scene and are evacuating the building.