Ithaca, N.Y. — About 30 Cornell students affected by the fire at Ithaca’s The Chapter House early Tuesday morning have been taken to Barton Hall, according to university officials.
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The university will seek to provide accommodations and housing for all the students affected by the blaze.
It remains unclear how many of them will lose their place of residence in the fire, university officials said, as firefighters remain on Ithaca’s Stewart Avenue as of about 8:15 a.m.
UPDATE: The person has been accounted for and all have been declared safe, according to Mayor Myrick.
One person remains unaccounted for in the fire. An Ithaca Voice reader wrote us to say that a friend who lives in the building above The Chapter House is out of the country and that there is no cause for alarm.
We have passed this information to law enforcement and the mayor’s office, but have no official confirmation that the person who is unaccounted for is safe.
Fire crews remain on scene and Stewart Avenue is closed to traffic. Please avoid the area.