Orono housing officials have closed a University of Maine fraternity after finding violations including an inoperable fire alarm system, a furnace that hadn’t been serviced and trash and clutter problems.
The 22 students who had lived in the Pi Kappa Alpha, or PIKE, house were ordered to move out on Tuesday evening.
A university spokesman says 21 of the 22 students are now living in university housing.
Orono Code Enforcement Officer William Murphy says firefighters checked the house after a parent called to report an issue with the furnace.
Murphy tells the Bangor Daily News there were so many violations the house was closed immediately for student safety after he and the fire chief inspected it.
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