Madison County

Three small fires reported on EKU campus

RICHMOND — The Richmond Fire Department and Eastern Kentucky University are investigating three small fires on EKU's campus Monday as potential arsons.

Two were found in the Dupree Hall dorm. The first happened after someone threw an object that was on fire down a trash chute, said EKU spokesman Marc Whitt. Hours later, books were set on fire in a stairwell.

A third fire was reported in a stairwell of the Powell Student Center.

Anyone with information about the fires should call EKU campus police at (859) 622-2821.