Stillwater News

SFD: OSU Fraternity Fire

Released:Oct 26, 2017

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(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Oct. 26, 2017) – At approximately 3:50 a.m. on Thursday morning, Stillwater Fire Department was dispatched to an automatic fire alarm at Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity at 1203 W. 3rd Ave. Dispatch advised that there was smoke coming from a room on the third floor and students were evacuating. Engine 2, Engine 1, Truck 1, Truck 3, and Battalion 1 responded.

Engine 2 was first on scene and reported no smoke or fire showing. Engine 2 crew found that the fire had been in a closet and was extinguished by the sprinkler system.

The State Fire Marshal’s office was notified and requested to investigate.

There was significant water damage to the west wing of the building and the fire is currently under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s office.

Approximately 40 members of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity were displaced and arrangements were made with Oklahoma State University and the Red Cross to provide assistance to the displaced students.

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For media inquiries, contact the office of Assistant Chief Robert Black at the Stillwater Fire Department at 405.742.8308 or email rblack@stillwater.org.

 

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