Fire Damages University of Idaho ROTC building

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  1. Navy1981

    Navy1981 5-Year Member

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    We were just in Idaho last month for our DS graduation and commissioning ceremony. He is still in Idaho waiting to transfer to his first training assignment. The USMC SGT in the below photo was in charge of the side boys at the commissioning ceremony.


    AP Photo/The Moscow-Pullman Daily News, Dean Hare
    Sgt. Tommy Simonds, center, raises a photograph of Commandant of the Marine Corps James F. Amos, a 1970 University of Idaho ROTC alumnus, after a fire damaged the UI Navy ROTC building Saturday, June 18, 2011, in Moscow, Idaho

    A fire has damage the Navy ROTC building at the University of Idaho in Moscow.

    Moscow Fire Chief Ed Button says no one was injured in the Saturday evening fire.

    The blaze engulfed portions of the building before firefighters brought it under control.

    Button tells the Moscow-Pullman Daily News that the blaze was discovered by a security guard and does not appear to be suspicious.

    A small crowd gathered at the scene shortly before 7 p.m., when flames could be seen coming out of the attic.

    Once firefighters determined the building could be safely entered, students and staff began salvaging photos, documents, uniforms, flags and other items.

    Button says the 70-year-old building sustained significant smoke and water damage.

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