“Improperly disposed of smoking materials” may have been the cause of Monday’s fire at Founders Hill Apartments, according to a Tuesday afternoon press release from the Manhattan Fire Department.
“Improperly disposed of smoking materials were found in the area of origin and could not be ruled out as the cause,” the press release said.
Aided by a strong wind, the fire swept through the attic and balconies of Building G at the apartment complex at 1401 College Ave. It burned for approximately four hours.
Additionally, 41 of the 91 residents of the building are still displaced because of the fire.
The Office of Student Life at Kansas State had an informational meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday for students affected by the fire and needing resources. Student Life said people wanting to help may call the American Red Cross at 844-334-7569.
A Twitter poll conducted by the Collegian showed that nine percent of the 134 respondents were affected in some way by the fire.
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