At least 4 injured in dorm fire at Prairie View A&M, officials say; 1 student jumped from 3rd floor

At least four people were injured Wednesday morning after a fire broke out at Prairie View A&M dorm building, according to the university housing. (KPRC 2)

HOUSTON – At least four people were injured Wednesday morning after a fire broke out at Prairie View A&M dorm building, according to the university housing.

Emergency officials said they responded to the fire when it was reported just before 6 a.m. at University College, Building 40. The fire is believed to have started on the third floor.

Officials said the building was evacuated and all building residents were accounted for by the professional staff on the scene.

According to officials, a total of four people were injured, one student jumped from a third-story window and cut their leg, two other students suffered smoke inhalation and a police officer who facilitated the evacuation also suffered smoke inhalation. They were all taken by ambulance to nearby hospitals.

The university’s student affairs team is working to assist impacted students with relocation arrangements.

The cause of the fire is unknown and currently being investigated by fire marshal.


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