Crews extinguish bathroom fire at EMU dining hall
Update/correction: EMU police chief Bob Heighes said Friday evening the fire was ruled accidental and started when there was a spontaneous combustion between some chemicals and a mop head in a custodian's closet. The fire did not occurred in a bathroom, as originally reported.
Fire crews were called to Eastern Michigan University Friday morning around 8 a.m. for a blaze started in a men's restroom, officials said.
The Ypsilanti Fire Department extinguished the small fire in The Commons dining center, EMU police Chief Bob Heighes said.
The fire was in one of the lower levels of the building. The Commons and nearby Wise Hall were evacuated just for precautions, Heighes added, but students were soon let back in to both.
Ypsilanti fire officials were still at the scene around 10 a.m. investigating the cause.
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