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Pullman apartment fire displaces WSU football players

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There were no injuries, but now a lot of Cougars - including at least two football players - are left scrambling.

Pullman Fire Department

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:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Wow so our apartments for next year just caught on fire! Where do we stay now?</p>&mdash; Teondray Caldwell (@iamtcaldwell) <a href="https://twitter.com/iamtcaldwell/statuses/356364580861128705">July 14, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>My apartment burned down last night. Soooo what&#39;s next?</p>&mdash; Vince Mayle (@Vince_Mayle) <a href="https://twitter.com/Vince_Mayle/statuses/356476687757754368">July 14, 2013</a></blockquote>
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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:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Went up and saw the fire scene. It&#39;s absolutely obliterated. Wow. <a href="http://t.co/hqRb5QYISx">pic.twitter.com/hqRb5QYISx</a></p>&mdash; Neil Stover (@neilstover) <a href="https://twitter.com/neilstover/statuses/356495552202027009">July 14, 2013</a></blockquote>
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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.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Hearing that bang from the fire was like playing call of duty. I tapped B so fast and dropped to the ground haha</p>&mdash; Vince Mayle (@Vince_Mayle) <a href="https://twitter.com/Vince_Mayle/statuses/356479713650294786">July 14, 2013</a></blockquote>
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It burned so hot that some neighboring apartment complexes (Boulder Creek and Steptoe Village) were evacuated. How hot?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>It even melted the siding on the apartment complex ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HILL. <a href="http://t.co/gWiyEwVhRv">pic.twitter.com/gWiyEwVhRv</a></p>&mdash; Neil Stover (@neilstover) <a href="https://twitter.com/neilstover/statuses/356495735342116864">July 14, 2013</a></blockquote>
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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.