I remember that day very well. I was in world history class when the fire alarm went off and all of us groaned, "Another fire drill." Needless to say, it became very exciting when someone noted smoke pouring from the roof of the auditorium. Flames went shooting about 100 feet in the air. There were several fire engine companies trying to put the blaze out which took the better part of 6 hours. Classes were cancelled for the remainder of the day. They rebuilt it soon after. Investigations into the fire revealed a boiler being the cause and no foul play was suspected. Thankfully, there was no loss of life or injury.
Walt Egenmaier ('71)