The state fire marshal’s office and Highlands University police are investigating a suspicious fire the broke out Tuesday evening inside a university dorm room.
The small fire at Connor Hall was contained to a single room, said Highlands spokesman Sean Weaver. It was quickly extinguished by the building’s sprinkler system, he said.
No one was injured in the blaze, which apparently started with either a towel or a T-shirt, Weaver said.
The woman who lived in the dorm was not there at the time.
Weaver said the state fire marshal is treating it as a suspicious fire.
Water damage forced the university to move 11 students to another residence hall, he said.
The dorm room where the fire started also sustained smoke damage.
A spokesman for the state Fire Marshal’s Office said the agency is conducting a preliminary investigation and could not comment.