The Daily Cardinal reports that there were no overhead sprinklers in the area of the fire yesterday. Fire fighters thought that sprinklers had gone off, but it was really a broken water pipe.
And there are no sprinklers in my office, either. I thought they were required, but I guess only in new construction.
There’s a short TV report (after a commercial) at the channel 15 site.
A graduate student interviewed said, “I have multiple copies of my data, but they’re all in that building.”
I hope we all learn from this: Off-site backups (at least with something like DropBox) are important.