Atlanta Fire Rescue Department officials got a call about a structure fire on the campus at about 6:15 a.m. Saturday, according to an incident report the department gave The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday. Firefighters found a small trash fire that reached the president’s desk. The sprinkler system put out the fire, the report said. The cause of the fire was not determined and is under investigation, said Atlanta Fire Rescue Sgt. Cortez Stafford.
Kevin E. James, the college’s interim president, shared a photo on social media showing a charred chair, desk and burned papers strewn across the office. James said in a video posted later Saturday that the water damage destroyed his office and other parts of the administration building were flooded. He asked alumni to donate.