"H-SC community rallies after fire"

February 11, 2012

H-SC community rallies after fire - Richmond Times-Dispatch 2/11

Hampden-Sydney fire rescue attempt spurred by friendship  - Richmond Times-Dispatch 1/27

Posted 1/26/12

A fire was reported at 4:12 AM on January 25, 2012, at a residential theme house occupied by the Tiger Athletic Club (TAC).  The theme house, located on College Road at the edge of the campus near Rt. 15, housed nine students and is a total loss.  The origin of the fire is still under investigation.

The house's eight smoke detectors functioned, and all students in the house at the time evacuated the building.  The displaced students are being housed in a former fraternity house on campus.

One student, Kirk M. Rohle '12 of Mechanicsville, sustained serious but not life-threatening burns.  He was flown to the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) in Richmond where he remains under treatment. Another student, Benjamin T. Rogers '12 of Mechanicsville, was treated for minor burns at MCV and is expected to be released soon.

All media inquiries should be addressed to Thomas Shomo, Director of Communications, at tshomo@hsc.edu.  

Richmond Times-Dispatch