Canton, NY, Feb 13, 2012 — Classes are canceled at SUNY Canton this week, as investigators work to determine the cause of an explosion and fire at Cook Hall on Friday.
Many campus buildings are also closed off, including two residence halls. A school spokesman say they've sent air quality samples off for lab work, and hope to reopen the buildings as quickly as possible.
Classes are set to resume on Monday, Feb. 20. Students will be allowed to return to campus on the nineteenth.
Until then, the school's website offers assistance to those who can't get to their dorms, and need clothes, toiletries, and other essentials.
No cause has been determined for the fire.
There was an explosion in a chemistry lab on the north end of Cook Hall just before noon Friday. No one was injured.
Investigators were on the scene throughout the weekend, and will be there again today.