Fire at Pitt Displaces 12 Students

A university-owned, off-campus apartment complex suffered serious damage after a Saturday fire.

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A dozen University of Pittsburgh students will be forced to stay in alternative housing after a fire on Saturday night damaged a university-owned, off-campus apartment building, the Pitt News reports.

Pitt spokesman John Fedele told the Pitt News that the school is looking for housing for 12 displaced students. The apartment building, called Centre Plaza Apartments, holds 197 students and is almost 2 miles northeast of campus.

Fedele had not heard of any injuries in the fire as of Saturday night, according to the Pitt News.

Students told the Pitt News that the south side of the building received the most damage. Two students told the newspaper that 2 inches of water had collected in their third-floor apartment before they evacuated the building.

According to firefighters responding to the scene, the fire was already out by the time they arrived. Students were allowed back into the building to see if their property was salvageable, the report says.

A restoration crew was sent to the building on Saturday, but no further details have been released yet from Pittsburgh.