Jerry Stewart, Department of Public Safety, (515) 294-4428
Steve Jones, News Service, (515) 294-4778 or (515) 232-6121
FIRE FORCES EVACUATION OF LARCH HALL ON ISU CAMPUS
AMES, IA -- Fire gutted a third-floor Larch Hall room at Iowa State University Saturday (Nov. 1) afternoon, requiring the evacuation of the residence hall. No injuries occurred, but smoke damage has forced about 60 third-floor students to be relocated to other rooms within the ISU residence hall system.
Fire was reported at 1:59 p.m. in room 3325. The Ames Fire Department contained the fire to the room.
Because of smoke damage, a decision will be made at about 7 p.m. whether residents of the building's upper levels, floors four through eight, will be allowed to return to their rooms tonight.
The cause of the fire and a damage estimate have yet to be determined.
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