University statement regarding March 31 townhouse fire

March 31st, 2012

SMITHFIELD, R.I. — An isolated fire in one unit of Bryant University Townhouse E Block began early this morning and was quickly extinguished. E Block is a small residential facility housing a total of 17 students. All of the students in this facility were safely evacuated and there were no injuries.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and is being investigated by the Town of Smithfield Fire and Police Departments. The University Department of Public Safety is cooperating in the investigation.

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