All residents were evacuated safely after a fire broke out in the southeast unit of Mountain View Apartments on the campus of Walla Walla University at roughly 6:20 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 23.
As a matter of routine, the fire department is checking the building for smaller fires that may have infiltrated the building structure.
All residents of the building will be housed in the university residence halls until additional housing can be located. The apartment units in the building will be unusable until an investigation into the cause of the fire is complete, all utilities are restored, and the damage from the fire can be repaired.
The apartment complex at 207 Whitman Drive in College Place is owned by Walla Walla University and occupied by students. The complex includes four buildings with four apartments on each of three floors. Only one of the four buildings was affected by the fire.
Updates will be posted as they become available.
Posted August 23, 2015