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3 charged with roles in end-of-year fires at WVU

Monday - 5/7/2012, 5:32pm  ET

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Three men are facing misdemeanor charges for allegedly contributing to street fires marking the end of finals week at West Virginia University.

Police Chief Ed Preston says firefighters handled eight trash bin fires and seven street blazes over the weekend.

Twenty-year-old Kyle Whelan of Seaville, N.J., was cited for underage drinking and for throwing a couch into a fire.

Twenty-year-old Mark Euga Jr. of Lutherville-Timonium, Md., was also cited for throwing combustible items into a fire and underage consumption.

And 21-year-old Justin Myers of South Charleston was cited for throwing combustible material into a third fire.

Interim Dean of Students Corey Farris says only Euga is a current student. Neither Whelan nor Myers was registered for the fall or spring semesters.

Euga could be disciplined under rules for student conduct.


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