The cause of the fire that ravaged the back side of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house at UNA has not been determined. Florence Fire Department investigators returned to the Pine Street fraternity house Thursday morning to investigate. Inspector Ryan Orrick said the fire started on the backside of the second floor in the area of an attached deck, but it will be more difficult to determine the cause.… Continue Reading »
There have been a number of fires in Berkeley recently. On Saturday Nov. 21 a fire involving a bean bag and a comforter at a fraternity house at 2714 Durant Ave. was extinguished by the building’s fire sprinkler system. Residents also used several extinguishers to put out the flames.… Continue Reading »
A “possible arson” was reported at the Psi Upsilon — also known as Castle — fraternity house at 4:04 a.m. on Friday, Division of Public Safety Chief of Fire and Emergency Services Eugene Janda said. Upon arrival, evidence of an active fire was found, along with indications that the built-in sprinkler system had managed to contain the blaze.… Continue Reading »
Sunday morning at 6:00 a.m., members living in the Delta Tau Delta house [on the Washington State University campus] were woken up by a fire alarm. Someone had left the stove on after cooking an early morning snack.