Trail Mix: Fires at Michigan and UC-Santa Barbara

The Delta Upsilon frat house at the University of Michigan was gutted by fire Friday morning, where more than 60 firefighters responded to the scene.

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The Delta Upsilon frat house at the University of Michigan was gutted by fire Friday morning, where more than 60 firefighters responded to the scene, the Michigan Daily reports. At the time, no one was staying in the 105-year-old historic house, valued at $1.2 million and reported to be the "oldest fraternity or sorority house on campus still occupied by the organization that built it." Fire officials are still investigating the cause of the blaze.

Six dorm rooms at UC-Santa Barbara were scorched Friday morning, forcing up to 400 students outside, expelling 100 from their dorms as of the weekend, and leaving two mildly injured, the Daily Nexus reports. Theories abound on what started the fire (errant hookah ash is the most virulent rumor so far), and a local news outfit reports that fire investigators believe a tree caught fire, spreading to the building.