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A (Real!) Fire in Dodge

Just after the conclusion of the Japan benefit concert at Miller, a horde of fire trucks pulled up outside Dodge, in response to a real fire. After hearing from the FDNY that the source was a copier, a student developing photos in the darkroom in Dodge confirmed that a laser printer was the origin of the fire. He heard someone scream “fire!” and shortly after, everyone evacuated the building. The firefighters seemed to have cleared the scene pretty quickly, and were already exiting the building by the time Bwog arrived there.

Update (11:30): Bwog confirmed the story with the student who was working with the laser cutter in Dodge, and left it unattended. The student was very upset and asked to be kept anonymous. Firefighters still on the scene said it was a big fire.

They actually used the hydrant!

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  • I mean says:

    @I mean I knew they were hot tickets, but not THAT hot…

  • Headline says:

    @Headline should have been, “Get the hell outta Dodge.”

  • Disaster says:

    @Disaster follows Japan.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous that’s in very poor taste

      1. true, but says:

        @true, but sometimes we need a little humor to transcend our trials and tribulations…

        1. Anonymous says:

          @Anonymous I agree. But there is a distinct difference between making light of a situation and being a dick.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Fire alarm went off in the other Dodge at the same time

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous How does *that* happen? Mislabeled alarm panel?

  • well says:

    @well I guess she’ll have a visceral life experience to write about now?

    1. Haha says:

      @Haha as I like to say, good short story material!

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous She? how do you know it wasn’t a He?

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Bwog changed it from “she” to “the student” without telling anyone.

  • ignorant dude says:

    @ignorant dude what is a laser cutter?

    1. awesome. says:

      @awesome. No idea, but I want one.

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous thats so sick, is that allowed in the dorms? haha

  • had to says:

    @had to We didn’t start the fire.

    1. ryan started the fire says:

      @ryan started the fire it was always burning since the world’s been turning…

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous It wasn’t a copier or a laser printer– the laser cutter was cutting a piece of plexi glass for prints

  • um seriously you guys? says:

    @um seriously you guys? aren’t we like digital in 2011?

  • ban frats on campus! says:

    @ban frats on campus! they’re burning down the house

  • DOES ANYBODY says:


    1. Priorities, motherfucker says:

      @Priorities, motherfucker Do you have them?!

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous it’s in very bad taste but it made me chuckle

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous “They actually used the hydrant!”

    ^^Slightly childish and unnecessary. Sometimes Bwog wants to go for the witty and peer-friendly vibe and just fails. But still love ya Bwog…no one compares.

  • they should've... says:

    @they should've... used the motherfucking hydrant.

    That is totally mature and necessary.

  • casey says:

    @casey Yeah; there is a big difference between a laser printer and a laser cutter. Laser cutters cost like $10,000. And you should never leave them alone. So, yeah, the student is probably going to get in some trouble.

  • i was there says:

    @i was there it didn’t actually happen that they shouted “fire” and everyone left. the “fire alarm” in dodge was just the lights, there was no actually alarm, so everyone kept working out for five more minutes or so until the staff came and told us to leave. some ppl didn’t even believe that it was a fire, one guy playing bball was arguing with the staff because he didn’t want to leave. it took 5-10 minutes to get everyone out.

    1. ... says:

      @... Ahh, the confusion of the Dodges.
      I’ll give you a hint: the Dodge you were in doesn’t have a laser cutter. It probably also had a significantly lower concentration of hipsters.

    2. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous college has made me completely ignore fire alarms..I automatically assume it’s a drill instead of automatically assuming it’s a fire. just another way college has ruined my life.

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous you mean another way Columbia has ruined your life

  • lol says:

    @lol woops your right! my b

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous I heard people’s silkscreens melted. Must’ve been pretty bad. Any word on what’s open now?

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