Fire damages U-M sorority house; dozens displaced

The Alpha Gamma Delta sorority house at the University of Michigan, March 18, 2014. (photo courtesy WDIV)
The Alpha Gamma Delta sorority house at the University of Michigan, March 18, 2014. (photo courtesy WDIV)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a fire broke out at a sorority near the University of Michigan campus, displacing 66 students.

The Ann Arbor News and WWJ-AM say there are no reported injuries from the fire, which broke out about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Alpha Gamma Delta house.

The fire department says the fire was reported in a room on the third floor of the house. WDIV-TV says the house has smoke damage throughout.

Jill Harter is a spokeswoman for the sorority’s national organization and says the fire is considered accidental. She says she’s thankful that all the students are safe and accounted for.

Harter says the sorority is determining where the students will stay as damage is assessed. The Red Cross has offered to help.

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