Small fire at Moody Coliseum quickly extinguished

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Abilene Fire Department responds to Moody Coliseum late Tuesday evening (Mercedez Hernandez/KTAB)

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A small fire was quickly extinguished at Abilene Christian University’s Moody Coliseum late Tuesday evening.

The Coliseum, which is currently undergoing renovations, did not suffer major damage. AFD said the damage was estimated at $5,000.

Firefighters arrived to find flames showing from an upper area of the structure that was under construction, AFD said. The fire was first reported at about 10:30 p.m., Tuesday.

According to University officials, the fire was near the roof on rebar. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire before it could spread. Several fire engines responded to the fire.

No injuries were reported.

The fire remains under investigation.

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