Large Fire Breaks out at
Tuskegee University Commons Appartment
A fire that started on the campus of Tuskegee University has been extinguished, but not before causing serious damage to the large West Commons apartments, a dormitory-style building. Large oranges flames and thick, black smoke rolled out of the roof of the dorm Thursday afternoon. As the smoke clears, photos show the roof nearly gone from much of the building. Tuskegee University officials says the fire started as Commons C just before 5:00pm and says investigators believe lightning from the day’s thunderstorms to be the likely cause. Firefighters from numerous departments including Franklin, VA Hospital, Reeltown, District 3, Cheeha, Little Texas, Shorter, and Tuskegee fought the blaze. The multi-story brick building is described as a 72-bed dormitory-style building. Three students lived in the building during the summer session but were not in the complex when the fire started.
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