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University of Michigan dorm fire displaces about 100 students
Updated On: Jun 13, 2009

University of Michigan dorm fire displaces about 100 students

by Art Aisner | The Ann Arbor News
Tuesday October 21, 2008, 7:24 AM

Roughly 100 University of Michigan students were placed in temporary housing after a fire at the Mary Markley Residence Hall Monday night, officials said.

Ann Arbor firefighters responded to the dormitory at 1503 Washington Heights at about 10:30 p.m. and were told of fire in room 6215 by U-M police officers at the scene, Fire Battalion Chief Robert Vogel said.

The campus officers had already evacuated about 70 students and no one was injured.

The sprinkler system contained the fire to the sixth-floor room and firefighters quickly put it out, Vogel said. Water and smoke damage affected roughly 50 rooms and students were not allowed to return.

Damage estimates were not available this morning.

The dorm, built in 1959, houses more than 1,100 students but many were not there Monday due to mid-term break.

The cause is unknown and remains under investigation by U-M police


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