University of Iowa

Emergency Information

HAWK ALERT Stay clear of the area of the Madison/ Washington due to structure fire at Communications Building. See e.uiowa.edu for further information.

HAWK ALERT Stay clear of the area of the Madison/ Washington due to structure fire at Communications Building. See e.uiowa.edu for further information.

Situation Update(s): 

Please note, this Hawk Alert is in reference to the Communications Center (116 S. Madison St).

03/23/2020 - 7:46pm

The Iowa City Fire Department remains on scene working to ensure the fire is contained.

03/23/2020 - 8:12pm

Iowa City Fire has cleared the scene of the Communications Center 116 S Madison. Normal traffic can resume.

03/23/2020 - 9:30pm
Status: 
Closed - Situation Resolved
Notes: 

Iowa City Fire Department Responds to Building Fire — Tuesday, March 24, 2020

At 7:15 p.m. on Monday, March 23rd, the Iowa City Fire Department responded to a report of a building fire at 116 South Madison St. (University of Iowa Communications Center).  The first unit arrived on scene 4 minutes after notification and reported a large rubbish fire in the first floor of a three-story University building that is in the process on being demolished.  Fire crews entered the building and had the fire under control within 26 minutes of arrival. 

No civilian or firefighter injuries were reported.  The fire was contained to the first floor of the building.  No construction equipment or surrounding building sustained any damage.  The cause remains under investigation by the Iowa City Fire Marshal.

Outside agency support and assistance was provided by University of Iowa Department of Public Safety, University of Iowa Facility Services, Johnson County Ambulance Service and the Johnson County Joint Communication Center.

For more information contact the on-duty Battalion Chief at 319-356-5255.


UI Department of Public Safety responds to building fire at Communications Center — Monday, March 23, 2020
 

At 7:13 p.m. on Monday, March 23, a University of Iowa police officer discovered and reported a fire at the Communications Center (116 S. Madison St.) while on patrol.

The Iowa City Fire Department responded and brought the fire under control. No injuries have been reported. The building was slated to be demolished and therefore unoccupied.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.