Fire in UNL Dorm Sparks Investigation

By: Ann McIntire Email
By: Ann McIntire Email

A fire forced the evacuation of a University of Nebraska-Lincoln dorm early Thursday morning. Now campus police and the State Fire Marshal are asking anyone with information to come forward.

Smith Hall was evacuated around 4:50 a.m. Thursday after alarms sounded. UNL Police Assistant Chief Charlotte Evans says someone tried to set fire to a cork board in the third-floor lobby.

Evans says the smoldering board spewed heavy smoke, setting off the alarms. No injuries have been reported.

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