Officials Suspect Arson Caused University of Tennessee Dorm Evacuation

February 27, 2008

Tennessee officials arrested a man on suspicion of setting a fire in the elevator of a dormitory at Knoxville’s University of Tennessee.

Authorities have not identified the man or said if he was a student.

Greve Hall was evacuated Sunday night after the fire caused the sixth floor of the 380-student hall to fill with smoke. No one was injured.

UT Police Capt. Keith Lambert says the latest fire did not appear to be related to a pair of fires at Humes Hall set last month.

Firefighters also responded to another fire in a vacant building several blocks away from campus on Sunday night.

Information from: The Knoxville News Sentinel,

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