The Center for Campus Fire Safety: Boston University Student Dies in Off-Campus Fire

In the early morning of Sunday April 28, 2013, a fire broke out in a quiet Allston neighborhood. This fire would claim the life of one Boston University student and would injure two other students and six firefighters. The deceased student was later identified as Binland Lee, a senior studying marine science; she was 22 years old. Lee's room was located in the attic of the three story house. Due to the size of the fire, suppression crews were unable to reach her. The off campus apartment, which housed a total of nineteen people according to a Boston Globe report, was virtually destroyed. Although the cause of the fire has yet to be determined, authorities are looking at the perceived over...

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