Fire at Queensland uni campus forces 220 students out

Fire at Queensland uni campus forces 220 students out

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More than 200 students had to be evacuated from two hostels at north Queensland’s James Cook University after a fire broke out.

Emergency services were called to the campus in Douglas, a suburb of Townsville, just before 1am on Thursday after a blaze began at one of the accommodation blocks.

The fire was quickly extinguished and no one was injured.

The blaze caused moderate damage to the building.

Police were working to set up an evacuation centre for about 220 students. Forensic officers would examine the scene at first light, with the cause of the fire unknown at this time.

AAP