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Remembering Chapel Hill's Worst Fire


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May 12, 1996, was Graduation Day and Mothers' Day at UNC-Chapel Hill. It was tragically disrupted by an early morning fire that killed five students at the Phi Gamma Delta house on Cameron Avenue.Host Will Michaels talks with Dan Jones, the former Chapel Hill Fire Chief who had been pushing for safety upgrades in Greek housing; Ben Eubanks, a Phi Gamma Delta brother who escaped the fire; and Bonnie Woodruff, who lost her son Ben Woodruff in the fire.



Tested is a hard look at how North Carolina and its neighbors face the day's challenges.


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