San Jose State University officials have set up a relief fund for the 28 residents who were displaced by a five-alarm fire at a fraternity house early Tuesday morning.
The blaze was reported at 3:21 a.m. at the two-story Kappa Sigma fraternity house at 168 S. 11th St.
All of the occupants made it out safely and university housing and neighboring fraternity houses have offered temporary housing assistance to the displaced residents.
The blaze, which was controlled at about 6:10 a.m., caused an estimated $1.7 million in damage. The second floor was badly burned and the first floor suffered severe water damage.
The fire also destroyed residents' personal belongings and the university has established a fund to help them recover, university officials said.
To donate to the relief fund online, visit http://www.sjsu.edu/advancement/giving/.
Click "Give: Your Support Counts" and in the "Other Purpose" section enter "Student Emergency Fund-Kappa Sigma."
Checks can be sent to the Tower Foundation of San Jose State University at 1 Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0183.