- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 6, 2016

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Hundreds of people have been evacuated from a University of Arkansas at Little Rock dormitory after students playing with a flying disc hit a sprinkler head that flooded the first three floors of the building.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (https://bit.ly/1SAkveU ) reports that the Little Rock Fire Department responded to the men’s tower of West Hall at 9:30 p.m. Monday.

Rikki Turner of the university’s student housing office says firefighters found two inches of water on the third floor, which trickled down to the six-story building’s main floor. She says the 350 students who reside in the hall were evacuated as fire personnel, resident assistants and facilities management workers attempted to dry the areas with wet vacuums.

Sixty-three students whose rooms remained flooded have been given temporary housing in other residence halls.


Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com

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