UPDATED: Students evacuate South Fork Suites
Initial radio traffic indicated the fire was put out but restarted then was doused with an extinguisher. Fire Chief Scott Nelson said the fire was out when the department arrives, but smoke had filled the first-floor hallway and some of the rooms.
Flames damaged a microwave/vent over the stove where the fire started.
Firefighters opened windows and used exhaust fans to clear smoke first from the hallways then the dorm rooms.