Fire in Kent State University dorm causes building evacution, power outage

KENT, Ohio - A fire at a dorm at Kent State University Friday caused the building to be evacuated, and left several buildings without power.

The fire happened at about noon in Tri-Towers on the Kent campus. The university said in an advisory that the fire department was at the scene and the fire was contained. A spokesman for the school said the fire started in an underground electrical room and produced smoke in the building.

The extent of damage is not yet known.

As a result of the fire, power was knocked out to three buildings – Deweese Health Center, Harbourt and Van Campen. But power has since been restored. The Tri-Towers Rotunda was the area evacuated.

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