Another Dorm Fire at Cornell | WIVT

ITHACA, NY (WETM) – Cornell reports that they are investigating with the Ithaca Fire Department another fire at Ganedago Hall, the same dormitory that had several arson attacks a few months ago.

Between 4 and 5 March 19, emergency crews were summoned by an activated fire alarm from Ganedago Hall, which is a residential dormitory located on Triphammer Road on the Cornell campus in Ithaca. Cornell Police, Cornell Environmental Health & Safety (EHS), and the City of Ithaca Fire Department responded and discovered that a third-floor garbage collection room had been damaged by fire. The extent of the fire was contained in this room by the fire suppression system.

Adjacent rooms suffered water damage from the activation of the sprinkler system.

Cornell Police have made an arrest in connection with an arson attack that occurred in Decemberhowever, this topic was determined to be unrelated to the Ganedago Hall arson attacks at this time.

Cornell University police continue to investigate. Anyone with information related to this crime is asked to contact the Cornell University Police Department at (607) 255-1111. Cornell University Police are urging the community to protect themselves in the event of a fire by alerting those around them to the fire, then evacuating the building, closing room doors when leaving, activating the fire alarm and get away from the building once you exit. Report suspected criminal activity immediately by dialing 911 or using the RAVE Guardian app.

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