A fire on the Tuskegee University campus has severely damaged a residence building. News video showed large flames and thick, black smoke pouring from the roof of the West Commons apartments, described as a dormitory-style building.
University officials say the blaze began shortly before 5 p.m. Investigators say they believe lightning from a thunderstorm is a possible cause, though an official cause had not yet been determined.
Authorities say three students lived in the building during the summer session but were not in the complex when the fire started.
University officials say they are trying to find housing for students affected by the fire.