Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Suspicious Fires Reported at Washington University

Posted By on Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 5:00 AM

click to enlarge Two fires were quickly extinguished at Washington University. - VIA
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No one was injured by the two fires found on Washington University's campus Tuesday afternoon, but officials say the fires were "suspicious."

In a crime alert sent to students and staff, university officials said the fires on levels two and three of the psychology building were quickly extinguished around 2:30 p.m. The fires did set off the sprinkler system, which caused "some water damage," according to the university.

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Police and fire officials are investigating, and the school encourages anyone with information to contact campus police at 935-555 or the anonymous hotline CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.

Officials didn't say why the fires are suspicious. Daily RFT will update this story when we hear back from Washington University.

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.

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