Oct 2, 2016 6:50 PM

UPDATE: Dartmouth dorm fire caused by small grill on roof


HANOVER — Officials have released information on the cause of a Dartmouth College dorm fire. They stated students using a grill outside their window caused the burn.

The students were using a small "Hibachi-style" grill on a roof surface outside their dorm window. The grill had been left unattended and ignited the fire.

Flames were visible shooting through the roof of Morton Hall early Saturday morning.

Firefighters knocked the fire down at around 5 a.m., two of them suffering minor injuries that did not deter their work. No students were injured.

Seventy students were left without housing because the dorm was deemed uninhabitable due to smoke and fire damage. Temporary housing was made available to them.

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