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Investigators: Elevator Fires at St. Augustine's No Accident

Posted March 28, 2000

— Investigators say someone is deliberately setting fires atSaint Augustine's Collegein Raleigh.

Fire investigators say a fire that broke out at James A. Boyer Hall on campus Tuesday night forced more than 170 students to evacuate the building.

Campus leaders think a student may be responsible for the blaze.

"The fire could have grown into something much larger and much bigger," says Byron Bullock of St. Augustine's College. "It might have had a terrible impact on the residents in the residence hall."

Investigators say the same elevator at Boyer Hall had been set on fire just a few days ago.

No one was hurt either time, but investigators are concerned.

The fires are currently under investigation, and authorities say they do not have any suspects.


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