Man who started fire at UB sentenced

A University at Buffalo student who set a dorm room on fire while smoking marijuana is paying the price.

A judge sentenced 20-year-old Alec Seidenberg to serve three years probation. He has already paid a $1,000 fine.

Police say Seidenberg dropped a butane torch that he was using to smoke pot. The fire on UB’s North Campus in Spaulding Quad caused $80,000 in damage. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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