2 treated after fire at Connecticut university dorm

March 26, 2019

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say two people were treated for smoke inhalation after an early morning fire in a dormitory room at a Connecticut university.

New Haven Deputy Chief Robert Ortiz tells the New Haven Register the fire at Southern Connecticut State University was reported at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The four-floor dorm was evacuated and students took shelter in a nearby building or in their cars.

He says the fire was contained to one room on the second floor. It appears to have started in a trash can, but the exact cause is under investigation.

Two people were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene, but neither went to the hospital.

The building’s sprinkler system also went off causing water damage to two units.