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WSU housing coordinating with apartment owner after fire


PULLMAN, Wash. – Housing officials at Washington State University are in contact with Campus Crest Communities, the owner of The Grove at Pullman, on how to assist students impacted by an off-campus fire early Sunday morning. 

Terry Boston, assistant vice president for administrative services, said WSU is waiting for further analysis from Campus Crest regarding what the company can and cannot offer students affected by the fire.

Boston said WSU Housing has space available in on-campus residence halls and limited space in university-owned apartments for those displaced by the fire, and added that there should be a clearer picture in the next 24 hours of how Campus Crest and WSU will proceed and what options are available. 

According to a Pullman Fire Department press release, the early Sunday morning fire started in units still under construction and quickly spread to surrounding units. The construction contractors told firefighters that all of the units had been rented for the fall semester at WSU that begins Aug. 19.

The fire is being called “suspicious” and is under investigation by Pullman Fire, Pullman Police and WSU Police. 

For more information about the fire, read the full Pullman Fire Department release here 

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