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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Morgantown and West Virginia University are taking steps to prevent street fires and other mayhem after the Mountaineers' next football game.

But city and university officials won't say what those steps are.

Police, city leaders and WVU officials met Wednesday to develop a short-term plan and discuss longer term solutions. They wouldn't provide details.

Morgantown Police Chief Ed Preston and WVU dean of students Corey Farris tell media outlets that fans would try to circumvent enforcement efforts if they know what police are going to do.

Last weekend, police wearing riot gear dispersed an unruly crowd of about 1,000 people who gathered in the streets in the student-dominated Sunnyside area after WVU's 48-45 win over Texas. Firefighters extinguished about 40 street and trash container fires.

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