Chief: Smoke inhalation killed UMass student

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Fitchburg

Fitchburg, MA

#1 Mar 19, 2013
Chief: Smoke inhalation killed UMass student



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AMHERST, Mass.— Amherst's fire chief says a University of Massachusetts student killed in fire at an off-campus apartment died of smoke inhalation, but the blaze's cause may never be known.

Chief W. Tim Nelson announced 21-year-old James E. Hoffman's cause of death on Tuesday.

Hoffman was a Stoughton resident and a senior in UMass's department of tourism management.

Nelson tells The Republican ( http://bit.ly/11eX7OV ) that the cause of the fire in the pre-dawn hours of Jan. 21 remains under investigation, but says "we might never know." Investigators have said they think the blaze began in Hoffman's unit.

More than 30 people were displaced by the fire, including 22 UMass students. No one else was hurt.




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student

Fitchburg, MA

#2 Mar 19, 2013
This is a serious problem as as we now see can be deadly.

In Fitchburg a student off campus housing burnt down and it was determined that it was a drunken student that left a cigarette burning.

By the grace of God no one got killed. Unfortunately the FSU police do not get the dangers related with fires as they routinely drive by student fires where underage out of control partying is taking place.

As some will say; they are only college kids. Well, this is true but they are also adults lets not forget. There is responsible partying then there is FSU and Amhurst as both are well known for carte blanche partying.

Some have even stated on here that residents should move if they do not like the partying. LMAO!

Imagine if this was the rule. Gangs and drug dealers would have territories that they owned.

We need a more level head approach! Our students are beginning to get the lowest scores in the world. But the best parties!!!!!!!
Hey Lynch

Fitchburg, MA

#3 Mar 19, 2013
Nobody cares about you or your situation. Your family is trash. You and your ex FSU employee brother are losers. Get over yourself. The FBI thinks you're a joke.
Lynch

Fitchburg, MA

#4 Mar 19, 2013
Hey Lynch wrote:
Nobody cares about you or your situation. Your family is trash. You and your ex FSU employee brother are losers. Get over yourself. The FBI thinks you're a joke.
My brother is better off being away from them sick individuals! You are just ass kissers. Keep kissing ass as you have no identity.

Your family lost a lot of credibility didn't they? LMAO!!!!!!
Lynch

Fitchburg, MA

#5 Mar 19, 2013
Hey Lynch wrote:
Nobody cares about you or your situation. Your family is trash. You and your ex FSU employee brother are losers. Get over yourself. The FBI thinks you're a joke.
Can't say it to our face,huh? You are brave! LMAO!!!!!!!! Grow some and come on by! I'll give you a fair one! You coward!!!!!

You enjoy hiding and opening up your mouth from hiding! LMAO!!!!!

You are a coward! LMAO!!!!!
Rollstone

Forestdale, MA

#6 Mar 20, 2013
You calling someone else a coward? That's rich. How about L Street?
Rollstone the POS

Fitchburg, MA

#7 Mar 20, 2013
Rollstone wrote:
You calling someone else a coward? That's rich. How about L Street?
What about L street? Rich is your brother isn't he?
Rollstone

Forestdale, MA

#8 Mar 21, 2013
I believe you euphemistically referred to it as a "donnybrook"?

In front of 113 L Street? July 13, 1992? Ring a bell?
Donny Brook

Fitchburg, MA

#9 Mar 21, 2013
Did someone call me?
Rollstone da POS

Fitchburg, MA

#10 Mar 21, 2013
Rollstone wrote:
I believe you euphemistically referred to it as a "donnybrook"?
In front of 113 L Street? July 13, 1992? Ring a bell?
June 13th! All others called it a donnybrook! Hello stalker! Lets go there!

Again, I do not owe anyone! I did my time! You are just a piece of shit! All you are doing is disturbing this man! Let him rest in peace Satan!
Rollstone

Forestdale, MA

#11 May 21, 2013
Rollstone da POS wrote:
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June 13th! All others called it a donnybrook! Hello stalker! Lets go there!
Again, I do not owe anyone! I did my time! You are just a piece of shit! All you are doing is disturbing this man! Let him rest in peace Satan!
"Donnybrook?" There is no such thing as a donnybrook in state law. If your are going to run for mayor, you need to be truthful with the voters. You pleaded guilty to and were sentenced for manslaughter. Donnybrook is only the euphemism that you use to avoid questions regarding your time in the joint.
Wickedguy

Gardner, MA

#12 May 21, 2013
student wrote:
This is a serious problem as as we now see can be deadly.
In Fitchburg a student off campus housing burnt down and it was determined that it was a drunken student that left a cigarette burning.
By the grace of God no one got killed. Unfortunately the FSU police do not get the dangers related with fires as they routinely drive by student fires where underage out of control partying is taking place.
As some will say; they are only college kids. Well, this is true but they are also adults lets not forget. There is responsible partying then there is FSU and Amhurst as both are well known for carte blanche partying.
Some have even stated on here that residents should move if they do not like the partying. LMAO!
Imagine if this was the rule. Gangs and drug dealers would have territories that they owned.
We need a more level head approach! Our students are beginning to get the lowest scores in the world. But the best parties!!!!!!!
Well I have to admit if you don't like where you are living then move. A normal person doesn't stay in an atmosphere that they do not like. You don't own a house so what is the problem?

Living in the country, no neighbors nearby, desolate road. That is most likely where you will be happy. Don't keep torturing yourself it is not healthy. You are not going to change the character of the city or the neighborhoods.

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