Boulder frat house closed due to squalid conditions |

Boulder frat house closed due to squalid conditions

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) ” A Boulder fraternity house ordered shut down because of numerous health and safety violations last week will stay closed until it complies with city code.

The city’s fire marshal ordered the Pi Kappa Alpha house closed Friday after a technician who was fixing a fire alarm reported seeing dirty and dangerous conditions inside.

Boulder code enforcement supervisor Brett Weideman says inspectors found broken glass, holes punched in walls, overflowing toilets, and a strong odor of vomit and urine in the hallways. He says some exits were blocked, and many of the house’s smoke alarms weren’t working.

A property manager says the conditions are typical of fraternity houses.

Weideman says it could be at least 30 days before residents can move back into the house.

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