Former Morris Brown College Dorm Damaged in Fire
A former Morris Brown College dorm located in the Vine City community of Atlanta, Georgia, has been heavily damaged in a fire that started at around 7 p.m. WSB-TV Atlanta is reporting that the fire started off relatively small in the third floor of the vacant building; however, as firefighters battled to contain the fire it only intensified– forcing them out of the building.
This comes as sobering news to the community and school that has seen it’s fair share of controversy, loss, and destruction. In 2002, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools revoked the university’s accreditation due to mismanagement of finances. Suffering another blow in 2012, the college filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in an attempt to prevent foreclosure.
Although the dorm was abandoned and no longer owned by the school, neighbors told WSB-TV reporter Matt Belanger, “I’t’s just a sad sight. This whole school played a big part of this neighborhood.”
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