Student Injured in Fire at Halloway Hall

A Sophomore student was severely burned by a fire in her dorm room at ETU’s HallowayHall early Sunday morning. Campus police received a 911 call from a neighboring student who lived across the hall and who reported smoke coming from the room. On arrival, police and fire crew saw flames in the window of the room and broke down the door. They found one wall engulfed in flames and the sophomore unconscious on the floor. Halloway Hall was evacuated and the fire was extinguished by fire officials. No other injuries were reported.

The student, whose name has been withheld pending notification of her parents, suffered burns and smoke inhalation and is being treated at the Golan County Hospital. An investigation into the cause of fire is under way, but it is not believed to be a result of arson. A fire official, speaking under condition of anonymity, stated that it was likely a result of an electrical failure and that the student had multiple lights plugged into every available outlet. Other students in Stanbury Hall stated that the injured sophomore had difficulty sleeping and had a reputation for being afraid of the dark.

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