The Times West Virginian

September 30, 2012

Seven street fires set after WVU-Baylor game


Associated Press

MORGANTOWN — Morgantown authorities are investigating seven street fires set after the West Virginia-Baylor football game.

Police say one fire spread to three parked vehicles and destroyed them. That fire also caused about $1,000 in heat damage to the exterior of a house. The vehicle damage totaled an estimated $35,000.

All seven fires occurred late Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

West Virginia students and their friends regularly start bonfires to celebrate everything from a major sports victory to the end of a semester. WVU beat Baylor 70-63 on Saturday in its Big 12 debut.

WVU has joined police in cracking down on fire-starters. During the last school year, at least 10 students were expelled.