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UPDATE: Jerks Start Burning Couches Following Victory

UPDATE - 12:54 am: Scanner traffic suggests there have been at least a dozen fires in and around East Lansing following the Spartans football victory that sent them to the Rose Bowl.

Scanner traffic means the reports have not been confirmed, but a 6 News photographer has seen at least two of them, and fires have been common after major Spartan victories or losses.

There's also a large crowd gathered around the Cedar Village apartments - a traditional hot spot.

Police on the scene - reporting over the scanners - suggest there are 100-200 people crowded outside. They seem to be keeping an eye on the situation but haven't suggested as of this update that they are rioting.

6 News has a crew on the scene and will keep you updated. We'll also have more Sunday on 6 News.


ORIGINAL STORY - 12:11am: East Lansing police and firefighters have their hands busy in the wake over the Spartans victory in the Big Ten football championship game.

Scanner traffic from East Lansing reports at least half a dozen fires - most of them furniture, couches, and dumpsters, in various spots near the downtown and campus.

Scanner traffic is not confirmed, but fires are not unusual following big Spartan wins or losses in major sporting events. They typically happen following basketball games as part of March Madness.

We also have crews on the scene, and we hope to get first-hand reports and pictures from those fires shortly.

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