The Nation : Students Flee Dorm Fire
Scores of students were injured in a predawn dormitory fire at Michigan State University. Officials at the East Lansing campus said that 26 residents of East Holmes Hall were treated for burns and smoke inhalation, and five of them were hospitalized. They said there was no panic in evacuating the building, but some students were trapped in their rooms and had to escape on ladders extended to their windows. Fire officials were investigating the blaze, which started in a hallway of the six-story building and caused an estimated $30,000 damage.