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Police, fire departments respond to small electrical fire
Posted 01/09/2017 05:04PM

Brunswick, GA – At around 1:30 p.m. Monday, January 9, campus police and both the Glynn County and Brunswick Fire Departments responded to a call of a fire in the Student Activity Center on the Brunswick campus. The fire was caused by a mini fridge in a storage area.

Bryan Sipe, Director and Chief of Police of the Campus Safety Department, said no one was injured by the fire but that there is heavy smoke damage in the north end of the building. The electrical power supply to the entire building was turned off as a precaution.

The fire departments and Plant Operations personnel assessed the damage and determined that the building will reopen Tuesday, January 10 but the Brig will remain closed through Tuesday for cleaning. The fitness facility will possibly reopen on Wednesday, January 11.

For any questions or concerns, call the Office of Advancement at 912-279-5938.


College of Coastal Georgia is an undergraduate college in the University System of Georgia. Located on Georgia's coast, the College campus is in Brunswick with additional outreach through the Camden Center in Kingsland. The vision of the College is to be a college of choice for students within Georgia and beyond, providing an outstanding education for tomorrow's leaders and citizens through service learning, global awareness and engaged entrepreneurship. With a strong emphasis on student retention, progression and timely graduation, the College offers baccalaureate degrees in American Studies, Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Health Informatics, Mathematics, Nursing (BSN), Psychology and Public Affairs as well as career associate degrees in Culinary Arts, Clinical Lab Technology, Nursing (ASN) and Radiologic Science. A veterans-friendly campus, the College is a designated Yellow Ribbon School. Approximately 3,000 students are served by more than 200 staff members and a teaching faculty of whom 52% hold doctoral degrees. CCGA is an active participant in the Complete College Georgia initiative designed to support community partnerships and develop the critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills necessary to address the challenges of 21st century economic development and community wellbeing. For more information, visit the College website:

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