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ELPD reports 7 fires following victory against Michigan

March 9, 2021
<p>East Lansing Fire Dept. showed up in Cedar Village to put out a couch fire following Michigan State&#x27;s win over the University of Michigan on March 7, 2021.</p>

East Lansing Fire Dept. showed up in Cedar Village to put out a couch fire following Michigan State's win over the University of Michigan on March 7, 2021.

Photo by Dina Kaur | The State News

On Sunday, Michigan State made a 70-64 victory Sunday evening against the regular-season Big Ten Champions No. 2 Michigan (19-3, 14-3 Big Ten).

Spartan fans made their way to the streets of East Lansing, specifically Cedar Village, an apartment complex infamous for burning couches. The scene is reminiscent of couch burnings, car crashes and injuries across East Lansing after MSU football beat Michigan in a 27-24 victory in late October 2020.

According to Deputy Chief of Police, Steve Gonzalez, of the ELPD, there was a total of seven reported small debris fires. Five of those were in the Cedar Village area. No arrests were made.

In the photos and videos that surfaced across social media, students can be seen without masks and not following social distancing guidelines.

On March 4, Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail issued an emergency order restricting outdoor gatherings to a maximum of 15 people in some parts of East Lansing. The order went into effect March 5.

People who violate the order could receive a misdemeanor, meaning imprisonment for up to six months and/or a $200 fine. They could also receive a municipal civil infraction ticket, punishable by a $500 fine under a City of East Lansing ordinance.

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