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2014 Fire Log

NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY

2014

FIRE LOG

 

Resident Facilities

Date

Time

Cause/Type of Fire

# of Injuries Requiring Medical Treatment

# of Deaths Related to Fire

Property Damage in Dollars

Case Number

Millet Hall

2/4

3:31 PM

Cooking/microwave

0

0

0

NA

Ellender Hall

3/8

10:23 PM

Cooking/cooking oil

0

0

0

2014-00071

Case Number:

No case opened – On 2/4/2014, the fire alarm at Millet Hall sounded causing an evacuation of the entire building.  Nicholls State Police along with Environmental Safety & Health personnel responded to the scene.  No emergency fire personnel were needed to respond.  The investigation revealed that a student had tried to microwave a container of macaroni and cheese.  It appears as if the student did not add the required water prior to cooking, resulting in the dish of macaroni and cheese to burn.  Once the student opened up her room door to vent the smoke out, the general smoke alarm located in the hallway sounded the fire alarm.  The smoke was quickly cleared from the area and alarm system reset.

Case # 2014-00071.  On 3/8/2014, while students were attempting to fry fish in a small skillet, a small cooking oil fire ignited.  Statements from the students were taken by University Police, where they stated that the fire began from some oil that had previously been spilled on the electric burner, and not from oil running over the small skillet.  The Guardian Fire Suppressant system was activated immediately extinguishing the small fire.  No injuries or damage was reported.

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