UMass student killed in fire at apartment complex

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AMHERST (AP) -- An Amherst fire official says a male student from the University of Massachusetts is dead after a fire at an apartment complex that's used for off-campus housing by nearly two dozen students.

The Republican reported that (http://bit.ly/SrQPH8) Assistant Chief Lindsay Stromgren declined to give the victim's name or age.

State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan said the fire was reported at the Rolling Green apartment complex at about 4:45 a.m. Monday.

Officials said the apartment housed about 32 people, including 22 UMass students. The state fire marshal's office said UMass is working to find housing for the students.

Coan said the fire appears to have started in the unit where the deceased person was discovered. He said the blaze remains under investigation.


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