TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Fire damaged two apartment buildings near
the University of Toledo, burning about 250 people out of their
homes, most of them students.
The university found alternative housing for those students who
needed help while others moved in with friends or family,
university spokesman Joe Brennan said Sunday. There were no
The fire began about 6 a.m. Saturday in the northeast corner of
the two-building complex, he said. It took about three hours for
firefighters to contain it.
He said firefighters have not determined the cause, but have
ruled out arson.
The apartments of about 40 to 50 people were destroyed, he said.
Some have found new homes on their own, but most have been put in
university housing.
Another 70 students will be out of their apartments for two to
six weeks while the rest should be allowed back by early this week.
Brennan said the university is providing housing for those who need
it, including some staying at a local hotel.
Brennan said an academic task force also has been put together
to accommodate students who may have lost books and materials
because of the fire.

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