STARKVILLE, Miss.- Nearly 200 female Mississippi State University students were forced out of their dorms this weekend after a fire occurred.
MSU Vice President of Student Affairs Bill Broyles said, the fire on the third story of the four-story building appears to have been caused by a candle burning in one of the rooms. Lit candles are against the rules in MSU dorms.
The fire began around 8 p.m. Sunday night. The dorms suffered smoke and fire damage and extreme water damage once the sprinklers went off.
Broyles said students were housed temporarily Sunday and officials will seek more permanent rooms Monday. No injuries were reported.
MSU President speaking to the students:
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