PULLMAN, Wash. -- A fire ripped through a building on Washington State University’s campus at the start of Memorial Day weekend.
It broke out around 3:30 a.m. Saturday in a community building of the Chief Joseph apartment complex, near Terre View and Merman Drives.
Firefighters said flames lit up the night sky, and the intense heat almost caused adjacent trees to burst into flames.
The building sits between the B and C apartment buildings, both of which were evacuated because of the fire.
The fire department is calling this suspicious. WSU police were on patrol around the complex about 30 to 45 minutes before the fire, but say they did not notice anything out of the ordinary. This is now being treated as a crime scene.
This is the second community building on campus to go up in flames this week. A building of the Nez Perce apartment complex was destroyed Tuesday. Investigators consider this fire to be suspicious, as well.
No one suffered injuries during the fire.