The estimated cost to repair the damage caused by a fire in the Duff Roblin Building at the University of Manitoba has gone up drastically. On March 28, fire crews battled a blaze on the fourth floor of the five-story building located on the Fort Garry campus.
Earlier estimates of the electrical fire pegged damage at between $1.2 and $2 million.
Now the price tag to make necessary repairs is between a whopping $40 million and $50 million!
Most of the damage isn’t specifically from the fire itself, but the one million gallons of water used to fight it, U of M officials said.
Classes and offices have been relocated since the fire, and will likely remain that way in the fall until repairs can be completed.
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