Prentice Hall fire extinguished

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12:13 a.m. – During a meeting with Prentice residents, it was reported that Residence Services is currently working on placing the students in other residence halls around campus. More than 20 double rooms are available around campus.

Frank Robinson, coordinator of residential communities, said there are approximately 184 students living in Prentice Hall.

Reports indicate there is extensive water damage on the second floor of the residence hall and the fire door worked to contain the fire to one room.

If Prentice residents are staying with a friend or a family member, they must sign a form indicating where they will be staying tonight.

11:36 p.m. – Betsy Joseph, director of Residence Services, and Amy Quillin, associate director of Residence Services, are currently touring Prentice Hall to evaluate the damage from the fire in order to decide where to place the hall’s residents tonight.

David Creamer, vice president for administration, said he received a report that the fire started room on the second floor and spread to the room above it. He said he had heard students evacuated the building, and there are no injuries currently being reported.

11 p.m. – Kent Fire reports the fire has been extinguished. Prentice Hall residents have been moved inside Dunbar Hall. Check KentNewsNet throughout the night for more updates.

10:15 p.m. – Kent Fire responded to a fire alarm at Prentice Hall. The fire was first seen on the second floor above the cafeteria, then was reported to have spread to the third floor. Residents were evacuated.

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