ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY, N.Y. -- After last week's fire at SUNY Canton, their neighboring college,St. Lawrence University, reached out to help.
A few years ago, St. Lawrence University built a new science center on campus and vacated their old science labs in Bewkes Hall. The University says those labs are still fully functional and they are offering them to SUNY Canton, while their labs are out of commission.
St. Lawrence University says a little work will need to be done to the labs before SUNY Canton students can work in them, but they expect those classes to begin by March 5th.
"They're labs that we're just not using, so we're very pleased that we're able to help out SUNY Canton in that way and help out those students who need to complete that lab work as part of their course work so they can get degrees," said Macreena Doyle, SLU's Coordinator of News Services.
The fire at SUNY Canton began on Friday last week in Cook Hall, a science academic building.
It started in a storage room where chemicals were present.
The school sent all students home for a week because of concerns regarding air quality in multiple buildings.
SUNY Canton plans to reopen its doors Monday and says all buildings should be operational except for Cook Hall.
Classes usually held there will be moved to other buildings on campus and students will be provided transported to St. Lawrence University for their science labs.