WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News, Weather & Sports

Campus Fire Dangers


March 5, 2007

“You have a large number of folks with a diverse back ground coming together for a short period of time,” said James Barber, Albemarle County Fire Marshal. “A lot of times folks are younger and away from home for the first time.”

This weekend's fire in Farmville makes this the deadliest academic year since 2000, with a total of eighteen campus-involved fire fatalities.

Barber added the biggest cause of accidental campus fires is cooking, followed by smoking materials and said students need to be alert of their surroundings.

Parents can help by reminding their student to change the batteries in their smoke detector and create an escape route when the student moves in.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
     
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
     
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.

 

powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 6321267