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John A. Logan College to reopen Monday after fire shut down campus last week
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John A. Logan College to reopen Monday after fire shut down campus last week

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Barricades block the entrance to John A. Logan College on Wednesday, Aug 12 in Carterville. The campus is closed through Friday, Aug. 21 following an electrical system failure and fire that resulted in two employees being extricated from an elevator on campus. Campus will reopen Monday, Aug. 24.

The John A. Logan College campus is set to reopen Monday after it closed last week following a fire.

Although the campus has been shut down since last Wednesday, remote learning and advising has continued, according to a news release from the college. Face-to-face and hybrid classes will resume Monday, Aug. 24. 

The fire happened on the first day of school, on Wednesday, Aug. 12. According to previous reporting by The Southern, the campus was evacuated after an electrical failure caused a fire. Two employees had to be extricated from an elevator after the fire.

The fire caused severe smoke damage to parts of the campus, college administrators said last week. The impacted offices have been or will be relocated. The student services area, bookstore, cafeteria, athletics and adjacent areas are being cleaned professionally, and administrators also consulted with an industrial hygienist, according to the release.

Students who have concerns about their classes should email their instructors, and individuals who need assistance registering for classes should email

— The Southern


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