Fire on Campus of Tuskegee


A fire that started on the campus of Tuskegee University caused serious damage to the large West Commons apartments, a dormitory-style building.

The Little Texas Fire Department and the Tuskegee Fire Department remained on the scene late in the evening to fight flare ups and small fires.

Large oranges flames and thick, black smoke rolled out of the roof of the dorm Thursday afternoon. As the smoke cleared, photos showed the roof nearly gone from much of the building.

Tuskegee University officials said the fire started at Commons C just before 5:00pm and said investigators believe lightning from the day’s thunderstorms are the likely cause.

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