Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Fire safety statistics

The fire statistics for the 2021, 2020, and 2019 calendar years are provided in the sections that follow. The category and cause of each listed fire follows the classifications used by the Department of Education. The estimated dollar values of damages for the events in each facility or complex area are also included utilizing the ranges required by the reporting criteria of the Department of Education. These statistics are reported to the Department of Education annually.

Fires which occurred in dining facilities which are part of the residence hall complexes are entered in the Department of Education website as occurring in one of the residence halls that are physically attached to the dining facility.

The fires documented in this report can be summarized as follows:

  • The 2021 fire incident summary includes two (2) unintentional cooking fires, and one (1) elevator wiring incident. There were three (3) fires classified as intentional where paper materials were lit and a toilet seat was damaged.
  • The 2020 fire incident summary includes three (3) unintentional cooking fires, and two (2) additional unintentional fires resulting from an unattended candle and the malfunction or heating up of a small electrical accessory. There were three (3) fires classified as intentional where a poster, paper or art materials attached to room doors were found to have been burnt.
  • The 2019 fire incident summary includes four (4) unintentional cooking fires, four (4) fires that were classified as intentional fires where a poster, paper and art materials and room doors were found to have been burnt. There was one (1) fire in 2019 that was related to improper disposal of smoking materials as well as one (1) other that was a fire at an electrical outlet from using a blow dryer.

Fires in the following tables fall into one of three categories: (A) undetermined; (B) unintentional; or (C) intentional.

2021 Fire Incidents in University Housing

Residence Hall Number of Actual Fires Category* Causes Injuries Fatalities Value of Property Damages
Ashton Woods 1 B Cooking 0 0 $0-$99
Goodwin- Green
Orchard Downs  
Daniels Hall
Sherman Hall
Bousfield Hall
Hopkins Hall 1 C Paper Burning 0 0 $0-$99
Nugent Hall
Wassaja Hall
Lundgren Hall
Barton Hall
Taft Hall
Van Doren Hall
Lincoln Ave Res Hall 1 B Elev control wire arced             0 0 $0-$99
Sheldon Hall 1 B Microwave 0 0 $0-$99
Allen Hall 1 C Ball of Toilet paper 0 0 $0-$99
Scott Hall
Snyder Hall
Weston Hall
Busey Hall
Evans Hall
Townsend Hall
Wardall Hall
Oglesby Hall 1 C Toilet seat melted 0 0 $0-$99
Trelease Hall            
Babcock Hall
Blaisdell Hall
Carr Hall
Saunders Hall            
Chez Veterans Center
TOTAL FIRES (2021) 6

2020 Fire Incidents in University Housing

Residence Hall Number of Actual Fires Category* Causes Injuries Fatalities Value of Property Damages
Ashton Woods
Goodwin- Green
Orchard Downs 1 B cooking 0 0 $0-$99
Daniels Hall
Sherman Hall
Bousfield Hall
Hopkins Hall
Nugent Hall 1 B cooking 0 0 $0-$99
Wassaja Hall
Lundgren Hall
Barton Hall
Taft Hall
Van Doren Hall
Lincoln Ave Res Hall
Shelden Hall
Allen Hall 1 B microwave cooking 0 0 $0-$99
Scott Hall
Snyder Hall
Weston Hall 1 C burnt art materials 0 0 $0-$99
Busey Hall
Evans Hall
Townsend Hall
Wardall Hall
Oglesby Hall 2

B
C

candle (paper fire)
arson (burnt door)

0
0

0
0

$0-$99
$0-$99

Trelease Hall 1 C arson (burnt paper) 0 0 $0-$99
Babcock Hall
Blaisdell Hall
Carr Hall
Saunders Hall 1 B speaker bedding 0 0 $100-$999
Chez Veterans Center
TOTAL FIRES (2020) 8

2019 Fire Incidents in University Housing

Residence Hall Number of Actual Fires Category* Causes Injuries Fatalities Value of Property Damages
Ashton Woods            
Goodwin- Green            
Orchard Downs            
Daniels Hall 1 B smoking 0 0 $0-$99
Sherman Hall            
Bousfield Hall 1 B cooking 0 0 $0-$99
Hopkins Hall            
Nugent Hall            
Wassaja Hall            
Lundgren Hall            
Barton Hall            
Taft Hall            
Van Doren Hall            
Lincoln Ave Res Hall            
Shelden Hall
Allen Hall            
Scott Hall 1 C burnt poster exterior 0 0 $0-$99
Snyder Hall            
Weston Hall 1 B cooking 0 0 $0-$99
Busey Hall            
Evans Hall 1 B cooking 0 0 $0-$99
Townsend Hall            
Wardall Hall 1 B cooking 0 0 $0-$99
Oglesby Hall 1 C burn on door 0 0 $0-$99
Trelease Hall 3

B
C
C

electrical
burn on door
burn on door

0
0
0

0
0
0

$1,000-$9,999
$0-$99
$0-$99

Babcock Hall          
Blaisdell Hall            
Carr Hall            
Saunders Hall            
Chez Veterans Center
TOTAL FIRES (2019) 10          

Fire drills

Number of fire drills
Residence Hall 2019 2020 2021
Ashton Woods* 0 0 0
Goodwin-Green* 0 0 0
Orchard Downs* 0 0 0
Daniels Hall 3 3 2
Sherman Hall 2 2 2
Bousfield Hall 2 2 2
Hopkins Hall 2 2 2
Lundgren Hall 2 2 2
Barton Hall 2 2 2
Taft Hall 2 2 2
Van Doren Hall 2 2 2
Lincoln Ave Res 2 2 2
Allen Hall 2 2 2
Scott Hall 2 2 2
Snyder Hall 2 2 2
Weston Hall 2 2 2
Busey Hall 2 2 2
Evans Hall 2 2 2
Townsend Hall** 0 2 2
Wardall Hall 2 2 2
Oglesby Hall 2 2 2
Trelease Hall 2 2 2
Babcock Hall 2 2 2
Blaisdell Hall 2 2 2
Carr Hall 2 2 2
Saunders Hall 2 2 2
Wassaja Hall 2 2 2
Nugent 2 2 2
Chez Veterans Center*** 1 0 1

*Fire drills are not conducted at apartment buildings.

**Townsend Hall was under renovation and vacant in 2019.

***No fire drills were conducted at the Chez Veterans Center in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.