Students were evacuated from East Tower after safety personnel from the college reported heavy smoke in the hallway of the 10th floor.
After a fire in Eastman Hall due to lint build-up on Dec. 15, a new laundry room with extra safety measures was added to the residence hall.
The Town of Ithaca is considering removing Ithaca College from its fire protection district, citing an unwillingness by the college to pay for fire protection services.
A small fire broke out around 2:25 p.m. Sept. 11 in Lyon Hall, one of the residence halls of Ithaca College. Residents were evacuated from the building after a resident assistant pulled the fire alarm.
While the Ithaca Fire Department faces budget cuts because of the proposed 2013 city budget, fire alarm activations reported from the college this year have seen notable increase.