Stillwater, OK – Early morning fraternity house fire doused by sprinkler system; No injuries reported

The Stillwater Fire Department says around 40 Oklahoma State University students have been displaced after a fire early Thursday.Firefighters responded around 3:50 a.m. to a fire alarm at the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity house near 3rd and Lincoln. It was reported that smoke was coming from a room on the third floor and students were evacuating.

The fire department says the fire had been in a closet and was extinguished by the sprinkler system. No injuries were reported in the fire.  The sprinklers caused significant damaged to the west side of the building, according to the fire department. University officials and the Red Cross are providing assistance to the displaced students.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

One thought on “Stillwater, OK – Early morning fraternity house fire doused by sprinkler system; No injuries reported”

  1. Lives were saved! Would rather have a figure of how many lives were saved than “Significate Damage was caused by the Sprinkler”. How significate is the physical lose in the building in comparison with the life’s that were saved?

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