Tipsters have alerted us to a fire near the Mayer Residences and ZBT frat house this morning. Looks like the fire department arrived a few minutes ago. A passerby says no one was harmed – no official word on the extent of the damage or the cause, although rumors are surfacing that it may have been an electrical fire. Got any other info? Let us know! firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update: It appears it was an electrical fire at ZBT, not Mayer. Word is no one was harmed, and the house is now being ventilated. Check out the DP’s full story here.
Remember when there was a fire at University Pinball in August? After a semester of renovations, it looks like the Spruce Street arcade is almost ready to reopen for business, just in time for the Spring semester.
But the alarm went off. And a firetruck came. See our pics below.
And now everyone is back inside. What an exciting Thursday!
The DP says no one was hurt in the car fire outside the Radian shown above, so it’s okay to say: OH MAN HOW CRAZY DOES THAT LOOK? If not for the quick reporting of the finest paper on campus, we might think this was not a fire, but in fact our boy Marty McFly traveling from either the past or the future. Probably because Biff stole that almanac AGAIN. Biff and his almanacs, you guys – when’s he going to stop already?
Photo by Thomas Jansen
Our intrepid Features editor Paul Richards sent us this photo of a firetruck zooming up Locust Walk. Turns out there was some smoke coming from a building near The Arch, but no actual fire to speak of.
Photo courtesy of Eric Schub
Despite rumors to the contrary, the fire above University Pinball was caused by the apartment’s electrical wiring system. No word yet on how extensive the damage is, but it sounds like University Pinball wasn’t directly affected. So… that’s a relief.
Details are still coming in, but here’s what we know: a fire broke out around midnight above University Pinball at 4008 Spruce. We hear a drunk student may be to blame, and that both Spruce and 41st Streets are closed in that immediate area. A tipster sent us the photo to the right. Know more info? Hit us up.
UPDATE: We have another photo after the jump.
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Not just anyone can get into Penn. We have a super serious selective screening process. Accepted students were in the top whatever percent of our graduating class, in honor societies… or maybe we were just Varsity athletes… look, the point is, there’s no way someone who has, say, a history of “institutional vandalism and felony criminal damage” could possibly get in. Especially when said history has been documented in the Chicago Maroon. Oh wait, actually, he did, and his name is Neil Gajare. And just in case you thought you hadn’t yet seen the work of this Northwestern transfer/swastika-spray-painting-all-star, you may or may not have noticed that Rodin caught on fire last night. That was him! No worries; no one was injured, and boy got arrested (charged with arson – surprise!) The details of the incident – not the least disturbing of which being VP of Public Safety Maureen Rush’s keen observation that “This individual could have killed up to 800 people in the high rises” – are in the DP.