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Monday, March 4
The Indiana Daily Student

Purdue fire ruled arson

WEST LAFAYETTE – Investigators ruled that two small fires in the basement of Purdue University’s Elliott Hall of Music were intentionally set and were searching for a man seen running from the building.

The fire Monday night forced about 900 students from the building as they were taking a calculus test.

Campus Police Chief John Cox said the fires caused minor damage to a room in which band instruments are stored and around a bulletin board in a hallway. No injuries were reported.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the blazes after arriving at about 8:30 p.m. Monday.

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