The fire damaged up to 24 single bedroom units, displacing the students who live there. Twelve units were severely damaged, said U of L spokesman Mark Hebert.
The school is also experiencing flooding, particularly on the east side of campus, similar to the 2009 flood, he said.
The campus has cancelled morning and afternoon classes according to The Louisville Cardinal student newspaper. A decision is pending on whether evening classes will also be cancelled.
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