YPSILANTI (WWJ) – An Eastern Michigan University residence hall was evacuated, Monday afternoon, due to a small fire in a dorm room.
University personnel told WWJ Newsradio 950 that the blaze broke out when a hot curling iron touched a mattress in Putnam Hall.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Theaters & Politics
“Now, the fire was confined to that room,” said Geoff Larcom, head of media relations at the school. “And as a precaution two students and three police officers were checked for smoke inhalation at the scene and they were released.”READ MORE: CDC: New Listeria Outbreak Tied To 23 Illnesses, 1 Death
Because of the smoke, alarms also sounded in Walton, Phelps and Sellers halls, Larcom said.
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Students were allowed back in Putnam Hall once the smoke cleared.