05/06/2011 11:51 am ET Updated Jul 06, 2011

Cornell Student Dies in Early Morning Off-Campus Fire

One student died in a large house fire on Cook Street early Friday morning. The victim, whose name has not yet been released, appears to have been trying to escape the building, Parsons said.
"This is a terrible tragedy, underscored because this is normally a celebratory day," said Alternate Acting Mayor Eric Rosario, referring to Friday's Slope Day celebration.

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