February 8, 2001
Fire broke out at the Blair Residence Hall at Plymouth State College at 1:30 a.m. All students were evacuated and there were no injuries. The State Fire Marshall’s office, along with Plymouth Fire Department and the PSC Campus Police, are currently investigating the cause of the fire, which has resulted in significant smoke and water damage.
The fire originated on the main floor of Blair Hall’s south wing. At around 5 a.m., residents of the north wing and lower level south were permitted to return to their rooms. Students from the first, second and third floors south were briefly allowed back in their rooms to retrieve essential and personal belongings.
Eighty-four students have been temporarily displaced as a result of the fire. It is anticipated most will be able to return to their room permanently by late this afternoon. Temporary housing options are being discussed for the 23 residents for first floor south. PSC Residential Life and Facilities Services staffs estimate it could take up to a month to clean and restore those rooms. Cost of the damage has not been determined at this time.
NOTE: Parents of students living in Blair Hall should direct questions to Richard Hage, Dean of Student Affairs, at