Fire raged through the Mass Communications Department of the University of Liberia last Saturday, destroying the UL LUX FM Station.
The cause of the fire could not be established. Official estimates of the damage were not released but a UL official said the damage could be quite extensive.
He said, “The fire destroyed important documents and equipment the value of which will be determined later.”
He said Fire Service officers, called to the scene, managed to put out the blaze, which was after much damage had been done. There was no report of casualties and an unconfirmed report indicated that a presenter and two others being interviewed at a program managed to escape the blaze.
The blaze drew to the scene a large number of journalists attending the last day of their two-day mini congress. Some captured photos of the blaze.
The Daily Observer learned that there were visible cracks on the Mass Communications building as a result of the incident. Fire Service officers on the scene who could not determine the cause of the blaze, said they were still investigating the cause of the fire.
The LUX FM Station has helped to train electronic students of the UL Mass Communications Department and has also helped to disseminate information to thousands of listeners, particularly university students.