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Dumpster Dives, Drives and Fires

Although most students are fired up and ready to come back to college, some of the dumpsters on campus are fired up as well. A few weeks ago, there was a dumpster that caught on fire due to reasons unknown. According to Michaela Bruce, Resident Director of apartments Cedar, Birch and Spruce, “The cause is unknown, but the fire marshal said it could have been something as small as a cigarette.” 

It is also unknown whether the dumpster fire was intentional or unintentional. Luckily the only damage the fire made was the dumpster itself, as some students,as well as the RD, alerted Safety Services who called the Mount Vernon Fire Department. Bruce also stated that “There are no further investigations to my knowledge, but we are doing our best work with the Mount Vernon Fire Department to make sure something like this does not happen again. 

“This is why a lot of the fire rings were taken away for now. We want to regroup and make sure we can responsibly have fires,” said Bruce. I guess you can say that 2020 has been a heated year.


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