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Fire forces evacuation of dorm at Texas university; 3 hurt

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Posted at 2:41 PM, Apr 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-20 17:41:55-04

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — Authorities in Texas say three people were injured when a fire broke out in a residence hall at a Texas university near Houston.

The fire happened shortly before 6 a.m. Wednesday in a student housing building at Prairie View A&M University, about 45 miles northwest of Houston.

The school says the dorm was evacuated and all residents were accounted for.

The university says there were three reported injuries but did not provide details.

Fire officials told ABC News affiliate KTRK that the fire appeared to be contained to a hallway on the third floor.

The official cause of the fire is still under investigation.