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Historic artifacts escape Torrey Hall flames

Historic artifacts escape Torrey Hall flames

Lindsay Freed and Greta Bjornson

August 30, 2017

A fire broke out in Torrey Hall the morning of Aug. 3 while construction workers were renovating the building. The fire was started by workers who were soldering copper roofing tiles around the attic, said Steven Locke, chief engineer at the Burlington Fire Department. “[The workers] immediately saw...

Fire breaks out at historic campus building

Fire breaks out at historic campus building

Lindsay Freed, Staff Writer

August 3, 2017

A fire broke out in Torrey Hall at 8 a.m. today while construction workers were renovating the building. The fire was started by workers who were soldering copper roofing tiles, said Steven Locke, chief engineer at the Burlington Fire Department. “[The workers] immediately saw it, called us and...

Sorority fire displaces tenants

November 11, 2014

A bathroom in the Pi Beta Phi sorority house caught fire Nov. 6.Thirteen fire fighters extinguished the fire using a dry chemical extinguisher and a single hoseline, according to the Nov. 7 press release by Barry Simays, Burlington fire marshal. The fire caused minor damage to the ceiling, attic and some ...

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