UNC dorm fire traced to faulty light fixture
Posted November 15, 2013
Chapel Hill, N.C. — Although the report on the fire at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Cobb Residence Hall is not complete, a university spokeswoman said Thursday that it appears to have started in a bathroom light fixture. Investigators found charring around the recessed light and a pattern that appeared to have branched out from the light, the university said.
The Nov. 5 fire displaced almost 400 students when upper floors of the 61-year-old building suffered smoke and water damage.
UNC moved those affected to other campus housing.