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Fire Destroys ERC Office

On the evening of September 3, 2009 there was a fire in the ERC office, room 119 in the Engineering Research Building. The fire took place after working hours, and no one was injured. But, the office was destroyed as witnessed in the figures. An initial estimate of the damage was put at $20,000. Luckily, most of the damage was to the furniture it appears that the files were not damaged. The adjoining office of Prof. Foster and the conference room were not significantly affected.

Considering the amount of combustible material we have in the laboratory, the irony of the office being the scene of the fire has not been lost on the ERC as a whole.