Fire at Hobart Fraternity House

A fire was reported at Chi Phi Fraternity house, 573 South Main St. on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus at 2:15 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29. Campus Safety and two companies of the Geneva Fire Department, along with Border City Fire Company, responded to the blaze. All occupants of the house escaped without injury.The cause of the fire, believed to have started on the third floor, is under investigation by Geneva Fire Department. There was serious damage to the third floor of the 88-year old structure, with smoke and water damage to the first and second floors. The 11 residents of the house are being relocated and will receive vouchers for clothing and essential items as well as books and meals.


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