Off Campus Fire, All Students Reported Safe

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Off Campus Fire, All Students Reported Safe

An off-campus apartment fire in the early afternoon of September 17th has led to 10 Northwest Tech student-athletes being displaced from their home. The students, members of the men’s soccer team, are all accounted for and no one was injured in the fire. The students were not present at the building and had been on campus preparing for an afternoon soccer match when the fire occurred.

The college is rapidly coordinating efforts to provide necessities for the students including clothing, toiletries and basic supplies. Watch the Northwest Tech Facebook page for drop off points and additional information as it becomes available.

Many student athletes from Northwest Kansas Technical College were living in the upstairs apartments. All students were accounted for and safe, however, the majority of their belongings were destroyed. Most of these students are also international and are far away from home.

Photo by: Lindsay Bauman