Beginning late Wednesday evening, the truck providing hot water to HiRise
and LoRise apartments was smoking slightly and is, at time of publication, surrounded by fire and police trucks. According to a firefighter on the scene, the furnace in the truck has malfunctioned, and is no longer burning cleanly. This has resulted in a strong smell in HiRise that residents describe as similar to the smell of burnt hair and rubber.
LoRise resident Hadas Werman ’14 quipped, “Isn’t it funny that our hot water is on fire?”