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Report says WVU frats had double their capacities

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A supplemental report from Lt. Keith Summers, a Morgantown fire marshal, says both of the fraternities suspended Monday, Feb. 9, had more than double the amount of people allowed by code in their party rooms.

Morgantown Fire Marshal Ken Tennant said the Kappa Alpha Order’s house, at 670 N. High St., can have up to 70 in its assembly/party room, and the Pi Kappa Alpha’s house, at 709 N. High St.,  can have up to 75 people in its assembly/party room.

The maximum occupancy limits are based on state fire code information. Tennant said the dimensions of the party rooms are available, however, not in time for this report.

According to Tennant, during the marshal’s Friday night/Saturday morning, Feb. 6-7, club/bar checks, they noticed a large number of people around the two fraternity houses. They counted 176 people in the Kappa Alpha party room and 158 people in the Pi Kappa Alpha party room…

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