TSTC raising funds for 28 students who lost everything in Wednesday fire

SWEETWATER, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - The Texas State Technical College campus in Sweetwater is raising money for 28 students who lost everything when their dorm burned to the ground Wednesday morning. 

Flames ignited the Bluebonnet Inn on campus at 300 Homer K. Taylor Drive around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, and emergency crews battled the blaze for hours, eventually running out of water, forcing firefighters to allow the building to collapse. 

All 28 students who occupied the dorm were accounted for and uninjured. TSTC says they will be relocated to other dorms to finish the semester, and they are working to replace lost books and classroom materials, along assisting the students with replacing clothes and hygiene products. 

Until permanent relocation arrangements are made, the affected students will be housed in a hotel and provided with a meal plan and transportation to campus. 

TSTC has also created a donation page. Just visit their donation website and choose "Sweetwater Fire Emergency Relief Fund" from the designation menu to provide assistance to the displaced students. 

Trinity Baptist Church is also accepting item donations such as toilet paper, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, pads, and tampons.

No cause has been released in connection to the TSTC dorm fire. BigCountryHomepage will update this article when official information is released. 

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