Fire extinguished in Bethany College residence hall

Brooke County

UPDATE: Feb. 27, 1:40 p.m.

The dorm fire is now extinguished and Bethany College Communications Specialist, Shannon E. Kolkedy, released the following statement:

BETHANY, W.Va. – Firefighters responded to a small fire in a Bethany College residence hall early Saturday morning.

“The alarms worked as designed and fire departments responded quickly,” President Tamara Nichols Rodenberg said. “All students were evacuated quickly and are safe and uninjured. We are grateful for members of several local fire departments who responded quickly.”

The fire was contained to one suite and extinguished. The college has set up alternative housing for students displaced from Campbell Village 1.

West Virginia fire investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire. Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration of Wheeling is on scene for smoke and fire remediation.

BETHANY, W.Va. (WTRF) — According to Bethany College’s Student Life twitter account, a dorm on campus experienced a fire this morning.

Students are being asked to call security to be escorted in to gather their belongings.

Stay with 7NEWS and for updates on this developing story.

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