The New Haven Fire Department tweeted that at around 2 a.m., fire crews responded to the West Campus Residence Complex at 160 Wintergreen Avenue after a sprinkler head was activated.
Fire officials say that the fire broke out on the second floor and they believe that it started in a trash can.
Fire Location: 160 Wintergreen Ave SCSU Box 1532 Still for E15 and T4 now Box loaded up due to a sprinkler head activation in RM 239 Units covering in E6,9 Sq2 T1 Eu2 C34,32— New Haven Fire (@NewHavenFire) March 26, 2019
Two people were treated for smoke inhalation but both refused to go to the hospital.
T4 to command Smoke condition in the Apt. SCSU PD has 1 victim with smoke inhalation— New Haven Fire (@NewHavenFire) March 26, 2019
Firefighters were able to contain the fire to one room but students were evacuated from the building. Most of the students have since been allowed back into the dorm.
Officials say that the sprinklers going off helped to put out the flames so smoke was more of an issue as it filled up the second floor.
The incident remains under investigation.