Norwalk High School graduate and Ohio State University freshman Chase Meyers was sleeping in his off-campus apartment early Monday morning when he heard commotion.
The engineering student figured it was nothing; it was still the weekend and such noise wasn't uncommon. Then someone pounded on his door and yelled "Fire!" and he discovered the whole building was filled with smoke.
Meyers and his roommates, Norwalk graduates Chris Keidrowicz and Jordan Nickoli, were not injured in the blaze.
A story about their ordeal was published in Wednesday's Reflector.