This evening, March 16, 2022, a student living in Grossmont Hall reported a fire in their first-floor residence. Public Safety was first on the scene, followed by the Redlands Fire and Police departments and the fire was quickly contained and extinguished. There were no injuries and damage was contained to four rooms, three of which sustained minor water damage from the automatic fire sprinkler system.
The Facilities team is now completing an inspection of the building and will coordinate cleanup efforts.
The University’s fire alarm and sprinkler systems both functioned properly and aided in a quick evacuation of the residence hall and the extinguishing of the fire. At this time, we are working with the student and Redlands fire authorities to determine the cause of the fire.
For their comfort, residents living in Grossmont Hall will be temporarily relocated while cleanup is conducted.