Two Students Injured in Alabama Dorm Fire

Two Alabama A&M University students were injured when they jumped from a dormitory room to escape a fire.


HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Two Alabama A&M University students were injured when they jumped from a dormitory room to escape a fire.

The two female freshman students jumped from their fourth-floor Terry Hall dormitory room Saturday and fell about 40 feet to the ground. Their names were not immediately released.

One student sustained a compound fracture to her left ankle. The other woman injured her face.

The fire alarm at Terry Hall sounded at 6:37 a.m. Saturday. Campus police and dormitory counselors evacuated the building.

A&M Police Chief Dale Baxter said the blaze was limited to a single room and the entrance of the room immediately across the hall.

An investigation into the cause of the fire began.