A number of WSU students are looking for a new place to live this coming fall after a fire ravaged the under-construction Grove apartments early this morning in Pullman. The apartments were scheduled to open in time for this school year.
Among the students affected? At least a couple of WSU football players:
Wow so our apartments for next year just caught on fire! Where do we stay now?— Teondray Caldwell (@iamtcaldwell) July 14, 2013
My apartment burned down last night. Soooo what's next?— Vince Mayle (@Vince_Mayle) July 14, 2013
Nobody was hurt in the fire, which is considered suspicious; Pullman Fire Department Chief Mike Heston told the Spokesman-Review that there was no heat source in the apartments that could have triggered this sort of thing.
Neil Stover decided to take a quick trip over to the site today and take some pictures:
Went up and saw the fire scene. It's absolutely obliterated. Wow. pic.twitter.com/hqRb5QYISx— Neil Stover (@neilstover) July 14, 2013
Check out what's left of that Uhaul truck. A number of construction vehicles exploded, and the fire department said the flames reached 100 feet in height.
Hearing that bang from the fire was like playing call of duty. I tapped B so fast and dropped to the ground haha— Vince Mayle (@Vince_Mayle) July 14, 2013
It burned so hot that some neighboring apartment complexes (Boulder Creek and Steptoe Village) were evacuated. How hot?
It even melted the siding on the apartment complex ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HILL. pic.twitter.com/gWiyEwVhRv— Neil Stover (@neilstover) July 14, 2013
No word yet on what the university is going to do to help the students, but I'm sure they'll do whatever they can.