Baptist and Reflector
JEFFERSON CITY — An early morning fire on Friday, Nov. 26, damaged the Pedersen Nursing Building at Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City.
According to a university spokesman, there were no classes due to the Thanksgiving break. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, he added.
The university released the following statement:
“A call was reported at 7:43 a.m. concerning a fire at Carson-Newman University’s Pedersen Nursing Building. There are no injuries. The fire is contained and the damage is being assessed.
“We are grateful for the response and support by our local fire and police departments. University officials are working on alternative class and finals scheduling and locations. More information on that will be shared when it is finalized.”
Randy C. Davis, president and executive director of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board said Nov. 26 that he “had been in touch with Dr. Fowler (Carson-Newman President Charles Fowler) and have offered any assistance Tennessee Baptist Mission Board can give.
“We rejoice with Carson-Newman University that there has been no loss of life or serious injuries. I encourage all Tennessee Baptists to pray for this great university as they rebuild from this fire.” B&R