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Columbia Spectator Staff



Dear Residents of 600 West 113th Street, Unfortunately, there was a fire in Community Food and Juice this morning, Friday, April 24, 2009. At this time, we are not fully aware of the damage to the student rooms in 600 West 113th Street because the Fire Department is still working in the building. We have been informed there is smoke and water damage, as well as some broken flooring and windows. This is particularly the case on the 2nd floor of the building. At this time, we are working with Facilities to prepare temporary rooms for any residents that will be displaced until repairs can be completed. After we are able to enter the building and determine the extent of the damage, we will be notifying residents that need to move to come to 125 Wallach for a temporary assignment. All residents of suites 2B and 2C should expect to move, and may come and wait in Wallach Lounge until temporary rooms are ready, once they have checked-in at 125 Wallach. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we complete the necessary repairs to the spaces affected in the building. Regards, Housing Services

James Tyson contributed reporting to this article.

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