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Authorities investigating fires on URI campus

The state fire marshal's office is investigating two small fires over the weekend at the University of Rhode Island.

School officials say early indications show the fires were intentionally set between Saturday night and Sunday morning inside the university's Hillside Hall.

Authorities the incidents involved burning toilet paper or paper towels and a trash can in one men's bathroom. No injuries were reported.

The first fire happened on the fifth floor around 8:40 p.m. Saturday. While authorities were investigating that fire, a second one occurred in the same bathroom at around midnight. Students were evacuated and allowed back into their rooms in each incident.

Students whose residents were affected by water damage have been relocated.

Rhode Island Features


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