Lightning Strikes and Ignites a Fire at the Women’s Resource Center at Swarthmore College

The Women’s Resource Center at Swarthmore College was struck by lightning and set on fire. Flamed were seen on the third floor and were shooting through the roof of the building. Luckily no one was in the building at the time.

The third floor of the building, which sustained the brunt of the damage, contained the Women’s Resource Center library and its collection of feminist literature. The first and second floors suffered water and smoke damage.

The college removed the contents of the building that were not burnt and is conducting an inventory to determine what has been lost. Dean Liz Braun issued a statement that said “we are fully committed to restoring the building so it can continue to serve students and the community.”


Filed Under: Women's Studies


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