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Fire at BU Physical Facilities Building

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VESTAL, N.Y. -

Multiple fire departments are at the Physical Facilities building at Binghamton University following reports of a fire. Fox 40's Amy Hogan is at the scene. Vestal firefighters tell her the fire is in what is called "the hopper." This hopper is part of the campus heating system and ash inside is what caught fire.

A Vestal Fire public information officer says the ash is making it difficult to put out the flames, which are contained inside the structure at this time. No one was inside at the time.

Fire officials say the heat is also taking its toll on emergency crews and one firefighter was taken away in an ambulance for unknown reasons.

The fire was reported around 2:45pm.

Stay with Fox 40 for this developing story.