State Fire Marshal Investigates Arson at UNL Dorm

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UNL police need your help finding suspects in what they're calling an arson.

Lincoln Fire and Rescue crews were called to Smith Hall at 1120 N. 14th around 4:50 a.m. after alarms sounded in the dorm.

UNL Police Assistant Chief Charlotte Evans says someone tried to start a cork board on fire in the 3rd floor lobby.

Evans says the smoldering board created heavy smoke in the hallways and everyone was evacuated.

Officials believe it was an attempted arson. A Nebraska State Fire Marshal's investigator was on the scene.

Anyone with information should call Lincoln Crimestoppers at 475-3600 or UNL Police at 402-472-2222.