Students Displaced After Four Alarm Fire at Dartmouth College Dorm

College says there are no reported injuries

By Alexandra Leslie |

Published 10/01 2016 08:36AM

Updated 10/01 2016 11:15AM

A four-alarm college broke out at Dartmouth College in the early hours of Saturday morning. 

According to the college, the fire started around 12:05 a.m. at Morton Hall. There are no reported injuries. 

The fire was extinguished and the state fire marshal is working to determine the cause of the fire. 

71 students were displaced by the fire. The college says they were moved to emergency housing following the fire, and will be provided with interim on-campus housing Saturday. 

Administrators will meet with hall residents at noon Saturday to offer more information and support. Affected students will be notified of the meeting location.

Student Affairs personnel will be in attendance along with counselors and other administrators to help answer questions and solve problems. We recognize that an incident of this nature can impact people in different ways.

The college is encouraging students and staff to avail themselves of services through Dick’s House, Safety and Security, and the Faculty/Employee Assistance Program.

The Red Cross has assisted crews on the scene. 

Local 22 and Local 44 is sending a crew to gather more information. 

(Video courtesy: Hanover Regional Communications Center)

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