On June 15, 1991, just days before scheduled improvements were to begin, a lightning bolt split and seared the roof of KU’s Hoch Auditorium, sparking a massive blaze.

“The fire started around 3:20 p.m., shortly after a violent thunderstorm began pelting the Lawrence area with heavy rain and pea-sized hail,” said Kansas Alumni magazine.
– PUB DATE: 6/16/2021 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WIBW-TV CBS 13 Topeka
Source: SEAFC National Fire News

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