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The Tate Center Caught Fire Friday Night

Credit: Tyler Wilkins

UGA’s Tate Student Center caught fire at about 9 p.m. Friday night.

The cause of the fire is unknown, according to a statement from UGA. The university said the “small fire on the roof of the Tate Center” was “quickly contained.” UGA said the damage was limited, and no one was injured.

One Twitter user caught footage of the blaze.

The fire started on the roof of the building, according to the Athens-Clarke County Fire Department.

Some were quick to point out that UGA had been setting off fireworks during the delayed commencement ceremony for spring 2020 graduates Friday night at nearby Sanford Stadium. However, again, there is no official word on the cause of the fire.

Tyler Wilkins

Flagpole reporter Tyler Wilkins is on the scene, where he said firefighters declined to comment. Check back later for updates as more information becomes available.

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