Lincoln, Neb. Several members of a fraternity were forced to relocate after inspectors investigating an arson, discover fire code violations.
Just after 1:00 Wednesday fire crews were called to Lamda Chi Alpha 1645 R Street for a fire alarm.
Crews arrived to find smoke in the building but the fire itself, a roll of paper towels, had been extinguished.
Lincoln Fire Inspector Chuck Schweitzer said the cause of the fire is under investigation and whoever started it could face felony arson charges.
Schweitzer said during his walk through during the investigation, he observed several fire code violations and determined the conditions to be unsafe and non-liveable until the violations were corrected.
Schweitzer said all fraternity and sorority houses are inspected and licensed before anyone is able to move in. The LCA house was recently inspected. The code violations happened in a very short time.
There were less than a dozen members in the house at the time and all were able to find somewhere to go for the night. The house dad was offered housing on campus.
UNL said in a statement, "We are aware of Wednesday morning's incident at Lambda Chi Alpha. It's important to allow investigators to complete their work on this matter, and so it would be inappropriate at this point for the university to comment further".
According to Schweitzer, it should not take more than one or two days to bring the house back into compliance.
The investigation into the fire will continue.
10/11 did see a few members of Lambda Chi Alpha walk inside the house around 6 p.m.