BREAKING: Emergency officials called to music room, second time in matter of days

Posted: Oct. 22, 2014

By Valerie Osier and James H. Williams

The second fire-related incident in the Richard M. Stover Music Hall within a six-day period on the campus of Riverside City College has members of the facilities department scratching their heads.

The incident occurred Oct. 22 at approximately 1:50 p.m. causing the fire department to investigate. The building was cleared for occupancy at 3 p.m.

Classes were taking place at the time the fire alarm went off in the music room.

According to Scott Zwart, RCC director of facilities, the cause of the second incident is still unknown.

This follows the first incident that took place Oct. 17, in the same building.

According to Zwart, the first incident was caused by an air conditioning unit that caught fire and filled the building with smoke.

The building was evacuated and the air conditioning unit was later replaced.

Stay tuned for updates.