Officials at the University of Manitoba have given a time frame for when the Duff Roblin Building could reopen after an extensive fire on Saturday. Administrators have said that the building could be operational again by September.
An electrical short in a refrigerator cord is believed to have started the inferno, which caused an estimated $2 million in damage.
There was a briefing held Monday afternoon for about 300 staff and students affected by the building’s closure. Officials have organized several guided walkthrough sessions for personal property recovery.
Meanwhile, equipment in the building, such as computers, are being sent to a data recovery centre to possibly retain any information and academic research.
The U of M is providing constant updates as they become available on their website.
View photos and video from the fire.
Image credit: Jason Empey