Wednesday, January 07, 2009

2 UT-K fraternity houses re-opened after fire code violation repairs

It looks like TN Alpha is back in business. They have made the needed repairs, but have not been inspected yet. A "fire watch" has been set up so the house can open for the spring semester.
KNOXVILLE (WATE) -- Members of two University of Tennessee fraternities were allowed to move back in their fraternity houses Monday after making improvements following fire code violations.

Pi Kappa Phi was one of three fraternity houses forced to close due to violations.

Since that time, the fraternity has installed a new smoke detection system in its house.

Members of Sigma Phi Epsilon were also allowed to move in Monday. However, they remain on fire watch until their house is re-inspected on Thursday.

Lambda Chi Alpha is still working to fix the violations at its house, which also gets re-inspected Thursday.
The best fix for the 40-plus-year-old house will come when a long awaited rebuilding effort is completed and there is a new house from the ground up.

2 UT-K fraternity houses re-opened after fire code violation repairs