ASU dorm fire leads to evacuations

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

TEMPE, Ariz -- Firefighters were called to a dorm on ASU's Tempe campus after a fire broke out in a room on the sixth floor.

The fire was in the Palo Verde East dorm building and apparently started in a trash can.

A Tempe Fire Department investigator tells The Associated Press the fire activated a sprinkler on the sixth floor of the dorm building in the 500 block of East University Drive around 10:30 a.m., Monday.

The fire caused some minor damage. About 70 to 100 students were forced to evacuate.

There were no injuries.