NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A kitchen grease fire Sunday afternoon in The Yard @ College Ave forced hundreds to evacuate the dorm and displaced dozens others, officials confirmed today.
The fire started at around 3 p.m. on the 12th floor of the 14-story Sojourner Truth Apartments, said university spokesperson Neal Buccino.
Water from the automatic sprinkler system reached the lower floors of the apartment lobby.
The incident displaced 26 students due to water issues, who have been placed in temporary housing until they can return to the apartments, Buccino said.
It is unclear at this time how long students will be placed in temporary housing.