At approximately 2 p.m. today, emergency fire fighting crews responded
to a fire on the low bay roof in the Vehicle Assembly Building that
sent smoke into the electrical duct area of D tower in the Launch
Complex 39 area. There were no injuries and no damage to space flight

Kennedy Space Center fire and rescue personnel quickly responded to
the scene. As a precautionary measure, 270 employees were evacuated
from the building. The KSC on-scene commander reported the fire out
at 4:15 p.m. after a sweep of the area. The cause of the incident is
under investigation and more information will be released as it
becomes available.