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How A Deadly NC Fire Catalyzed National Change

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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.

On this episode, we share a report from the podcast Tested in which WUNC's Will Michaels examines how this fire changed the trajectory of dozens of lives and became a catalyst for change in fire safety ordinances across the country.

Will Michaels is WUNC's Weekend Host and Reporter.