UIPD investigates possible arson at Wardall Hall

University of Illinois police are investigating two different cases as arson for fires set within one week in Wardall Hall.

A Campus Safety Notice was issued Monday morning to alert the campus community of the fire set in the University Housing dorm, located at 1010 West Illinois Street.

Police suspect the incidents are related and the fires were set intentionally, according to the notice.

According to the notice, papers attached to a cork board on the eighth floor of Wardall Hall were set on fire around 9:30 p.m. Sunday. The fire was extinguished by the time the Urbana Fire Department arrived.

A similar incident occurred on the same floor of around 9:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14. A building resident extinguished a fire set to papers in a recycling bin.

No one was injured in either incident.

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