Fire reported in University Towers

Screenshot of video provided by @FIUBarstool of fire rescue vehicles outside of University Towers

By: Muriel Almeida and Joshua Ceballos/PantherNOW Staff


Emergency services crowded around University Towers as a call of a reported fire sent police and fire professionals running to the housing quad.

On the evening of Monday, March 25, a student in the University Towers dorm on the Modesto Maidique Campus called the FIU Police Department after smelling smoke coming from outside of their room, according to FIUPD public information officer Delrish Moss.

Moss told Student Media that a housing student was cooking food and left to the grocery store while leaving the stove on. Another student who was sleeping woke up to the smell of smoke and called the police. Video provided by FIU Barstool shows at least multiple police and fire rescue vehicles that showed up to the scene.

The smoke did not turn into a full fire and nobody was injured, as the police were able to extinguish the smoke quickly. There was, however, minor property damage according to Moss.

Student Media reached out to University Towers staff, but they refused to comment.


Video courtesy of @FIUBarstool on Instagram.

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