Somber gathering held to mark 15th anniversary of Seton Hall deadly dorm fire

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

SOUTH ORANGE (WABC) -- There was a somber gathering in New Jersey on Monday night to mark the 15th anniversary of the deadly dorm fire at Seton Hall.

Hundreds of people gathered for a special mass on the campus of Seton Hall in South Orange.

15 years ago, 3 students were killed and 58 others were hurt when flames swept through Boland Hall, a freshman dorm.

Two students admitted setting fire to a banner draped over a couch in the student lounge as a prank.

The fire led to fire safety initiatives on college campuses in New Jersey, including mandating sprinklers in every dorm room.