Van Fire On SUNY Oswego Campus

The cause of a van fire at the college is under investigation.

The cause of a van fire at the college is under investigation. (OFD Photo)

The cause of a van fire at the college is under investigation.
The cause of a van fire at the college is under investigation. (OFD Photo)

OSWEGO, NY – A vehicle fire was reported behind the Lonis-Moreland residence halls’ dining hall on Sixth Avenue on the SUNY Oswego campus.

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Smoke billows from a van fire on the college campus Friday afternoon. (Photo by Bill Foley)

It happened shortly before 1 p.m. Friday.

Westside units from Oswego Fire Department responded to a working cargo van fire near Mackin Dinning Hall.

There was some billowing smoke and a few small explosions reported by bystanders.

The dorms were evacuated.

Firefighters made a quick knockdown.

There were no injuries.

However, the van was a total loss.

Its contents were damaged, but some were saved.

The cause is unknown and the investigation is continuing.