Dorm Room Fire At UND Started By Unattended Candle
Students Tried To Put Out Fire With Wet Towel
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — An unattended candle was the cause of a fire at Walsh Hall at UND on March 2.
A fire investigation found that the candle ignited a towel and cardboard nearby and the flames set off the fire alarm and sprinkler system.
Students tried to put the fire out with a wet towel before calling the fire department.
The sprinkler heads ended up putting the fire out.
Damage to the building is estimated at $35,000 with $500 of personal contents lost.