Hansen Hall dumpster fire causes late-night evacuation


Students burning the midnight oil studying for finals got more than they bargained for with an apparent fire in a Hansen Hall dumpster shortly after midnight on May 2.

Students were evacuated from the residence hall and were standing outside the residence hall.

“We were sleeping and the damn fire alarm went off,” Alex Hohertz, a Hansen resident said. “There was a fire in the dumpster.”

Fire trucks and University Police cars were outside near a dumpster, which was dripping with water and had visible burn damages. The fire trucks left around 12:30 a.m. and students were allowed back in the building shortly thereafter.

The SDSUPD and a Community Assistant from Hansen Hall would not comment on the situation.