Duke dorm room fire displaces 1 student, Durham officials say

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — A dorm room was damaged in a fire at Duke University on Saturday evening, officials said.

The fire was reported at 7:48 p.m. at 420 Chapel Drive, according to Durham fire officials.

UPDATE: Duke dorm room fire caused by improper use of a candle,’ Durham officials say

‘“Firefighters found the sprinkler system had activated and extinguished a small fire in a dorm room,” Chris Iannuzzi, deputy chief of the Durham Fire Department said in a news release.

Iannuzzi said the fire broke out in House HH at Few Quad on the Duke campus.

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The student who lived in the dorm room needed to be moved to a different room, Iannuzzi said.

All students were later allowed back into the dormitory. No one was injured.

UPDATE: Duke dorm room fire caused by improper use of a candle,’ Durham officials say

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, officials said.

“But it is not believed to be intentional,” the news release said.

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