COLUMBIA | Fire investigators are blaming an unattended bong for a fire at the Sigma Chi fraternity at the University of Missouri-Columbia. No one was hurt. But Sunday night's fire occurred on the same floor where a student died in a 1999 blaze.
Battalion Fire Chief Steve Sapp says police confiscated the bong and took samples to determine whether it was used for drugs. Fraternity president Daniel Patterson says a small piece of charcoal left on a windowsill, not a bong, started the fire.