No injuries in off-campus fire

Madeleine Winer

No injuries were reported at a fire at Franklin Apartments at 701 E. Main Street in Kent on Friday afternoon.

Stow, Ravenna and Kent fire departments responded to the scene. Kent Fire Chief John Tosko said two apartments, one on each of the lower level and upper level, had smoke damage. He said the fire started in of the lower level apartment closets around 4 p.m.

Jordan Cremer, a senior business management major at Kent State, and Jennifer Maurer, a sophomore at The University of Akron, live in the apartment where the fire started. Both were not in the apartment at the time.

Tosko said said all residents of the building will be relocated for the night in order for the fire department to determine the cause of the incident.

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Contact Madeleine Winer at [email protected].