A fire broke out at Cornell’s Geneva AgriTech campus Saturday evening, damaging a greenhouse, the headhouse and the adjacent building. The campus was reopened Sunday morning, although the burnt buildings were taped off.
“There was considerable damage to the building, but no one was injured,” Director of Cornell AgriTech Jan Nyrop said in a statement Saturday night.
The cause of the fire remains unknown.
Erin Flynn, manager of marketing and communications at Cornell AgriTech, told The Sun that because the damaged building was owned by the United State Department of Agriculture, the investigation would be carried out by federal authorities. According to Flynn, only USDA staff worked in the building, not Cornell employees.