At approximately 1 p.m. today, a small fire was reported and quickly
extinguished inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at Launch Complex 39 here. No injuries are
reported and at this time there are no reports of damage to space flight hardware.

KSC fire and rescue personnel quickly responded to the scene. As a precautionary measure, employees
were evacuated from the building. The cause of the incident is under investigation and more
information will be released as it becomes available.