135 students evacuated after dryer fire at Bethune-Cookman, university officials say

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — About 135 students were evacuated after an electronic dryer caught fire at Bethune-Cookman University, officials said.


It happened Friday around 8:05 p.m. on the third floor of Thompson Hall. No one was injured and about 135 students were evacuated from the building, university officials said.

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When the fire happened, the building’s sprinkler system came on, which flooded all three floors in the building.

The building also suffered internal damage but remains standing.

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Students are being relocated to other housing areas on campus. Officials will determine Saturday when students can return to the building, the university said.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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