Pratt Institute’s Main Building Catches on Fire

The top floor of the Pratt Institute’s main building in Brooklyn caught on fire this morning, reports Erik Badia of the New York Daily News. The incident, which began just after 2 AM, damaged the wooden interior and collapsed the roof of the historic structure that was built in 1886. Fire marshals are investigating the cause since the building, which houses the college’s student classrooms and fine art studios, is typically vacant after 9 PM. “My roommate lost four of her paintings, which she's been working on for about six months,“ commented a junior at the college. ”It's really detrimental to our coursework because we have so much time invested."