A list of some deadly fires involving college students in recent
-- Aug. 29, 1976: A fire believed to have been caused by careless
smoking kills five Kappa Sigma fraternity members at Baker
University in Baldwin City, Kan.
-- Dec. 13, 1977: Ten female students are killed in a fire at
Providence College's Aquinas Hall in Rhode Island.
-- Sept. 8, 1990: Three University of California, Berkeley
students die and two are injured at the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.
A visitor to the house admits starting the fire while playing with
-- Oct. 12, 1994: Five students at Bloomsburg University in
Pennsylvania die after a sofa catches fire at Beta Sigma Delta
-- May 12, 1996: Five students die and three are injured at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at Phi Gamma Delta
fraternity. Investigators blame a cigarette tossed into a trash
-- Jan. 19, 2000: Three students die and 62 are injured in the
freshman dormitory at Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J.
-- March 19, 2000: Three students from Bloomsburg University in
Pennsylvania are killed in the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house
-- April 13, 2003: Five students from Ohio State University and
Ohio University are killed in an off-campus apartment building in
Columbus. A fire broke out after a birthday party for one of the
victims had been held earlier in the evening.
-- Aug. 27, 2004: A fire that started in a basement bedroom of
the Alpha Tau Omega house at the University of Mississippi kills
-- Oct. 28, 2007: Six students from the University of South
Carolina and one from Clemson University are killed in a fire at a
house in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., where they had been spending the
weekend. Six South Carolina students in the house survived.