Durham, NC – Dorm room fire at Duke University extinguished by sprinkler system; No injuries reported

A dorm room was damaged in a fire at Duke University on Saturday evening, officials said. The fire was reported at 7:48 p.m. at 420 Chapel Drive, according to Durham fire officials. “Firefighters found the sprinkler system had activated and extinguished a small fire in a dorm room,” Chris Iannuzzi, deputy chief of the Durham Fire Department said in a news release. Iannuzzi said the fire broke out in House HH at Few Quad on the Duke campus. The student who lived in the dorm room needed to be moved to a different room, Iannuzzi said. All students were later allowed back into the dormitory. No one was injured. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, officials said. “But it is not believed to be intentional,” the news release said.

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