Category Archives: Residence Hall/Dormitory

Tallahassee, FL – Fire at Florida State dormitory kept in check by sprinkler system

A Wednesday evening trash compactor fire filled Florida State’s Salley Hall dormitory with smoke, forcing residents to evacuate.

At 6:19 p.m., Tallahassee Fire Department crews were called to the residence hall located on West Call Street near Chieftan Way.

An automatic sprinkler system kept the fire under control.Continue Reading »

Santa Barbara, CA – Residence hall fire controlled with help from sprinkler system

Around 200 Westmont students were displaced Monday when a fire broke out inside a storage closet at one of the college’s dorms, leaving a student with burns to his feet, according to school officials.

Firefighters responded to Page Hall at 955 La Paz in Montecito early Monday evening to reports of the fire and found heavy smoke coming from the second floor of the three-story building.Continue Reading »

Rock Hill, SC – Dorm room fire held in check by sprinkler system at Winthrop University

Firefighters extinguished a small fire in a dorm room on the Winthrop University campus that forced the evacuation of 300 students Thursday morning, an official said.

The fire was called in around 7 a.m. in Richardson Hall, Deputy Chief Mark Simmons of the Rock Hill Fire Department said.Continue Reading »

Boone, NC – Sprinklers activated when bulletin board in residence hall set on fire

An unknown perpetrator set fire to a bulletin board that covered the topic of privilege on the fourth floor of Lovill Hall which activated both the fire alarm and sprinkler system on April 24 around 10:41 p.m., Appalachian State campus police said.Continue Reading »

Berkeley, CA – Fire in on-campus housing unit extinguished by sprinkler system; No injuries

At approximately 6:50 p.m. Berkeley Fire Department responded to a small fire at the Berk, a residential housing unit for students on the south side of the UC Berkeley campus. The fire originated in a room on the third floor, activating a sprinkler response system that put out the fire, according to BFD Captain Kevin White, who said the cause of the fire had not been determined and that there were no reported injuries.Continue Reading »

Springdale, PA – Early morning fire in senior high-rise apartment building limited by sprinkler system; No serious injuries reported

Residents of an apartment building in Springdale was evacuated Thursday morning, when fire broke out on the sixth floor. Firefighters were called to Springdale Manor on Pittsburgh Street shortly before 6 a.m.  Channel 11’s Jennifer Tomazic reports that a man was trapped inside the apartment where the fire started.  Continue Reading »

Columbia, MO – Residence hall fire extinguished by sprinkler system; Potential disaster mitigated

A fire at a Stephens College residence hall on Saturday afternoon resulted in no injuries but caused severe water damage to several units. The Columbia Fire Department was dispatched to a fire alarm at Wood Hall, 5 S. College Ave. Firefighters at the scene found heavy smoke and water coming from a sprinkler on the fifth floor.Continue Reading »

New York, NY – Early morning residence hall fire at Columbia University contained by sprinkler system; No injuries

A small fire broke out in a fifth-floor suite of Elliott Hall at 2:20 a.m. on Sunday, with water damage from the sprinkler response affecting rooms on the second through fifth floors of the building.

After students were evacuated from the building following the sounding of the first alarm early Sunday morning, the Diana Center was opened for residents of Elliott Hall to wait in while the building was inspected by Public Safety, according to a resident assistant in Elliott Hall.Continue Reading »

Kent, OH – Residence hall fire at Kent State University extinguished by sprinkler system

Someone set fire to a billboard Friday in a Kent State University residence hall, according to a bulletin sent out by the university. The Kent Fire Department responded to a second-floor hallway in Centennial Court A around 1:40 p.m. A sprinkler system had extinguished the fire.Continue Reading »