Major Fire at UCLA School of Dentistry

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school fire sprinklersLos Angeles, CA -- Firefighters worked to extinguish a fire that broke out at the seven-story UCLA Dentistry building at 1:30am today.

The fire was reported at 1:30am on the third floor of the School of Dentistry building at UCLA.  60 Firefighters arrived at the scene and knocked it down in 82 minutes.

The fire was confined to a classroom and office.

"Firefighters essentially saved the entire third floor.  They did a great job, got in there, made a very quick knock down of the incident," said  LAFD Assistant Chief Fox.  The third floor sustained water and smoke damage.  Firefighters were staying on the scene to help with clean up efforts.

"No faculty, students, or student housing were threatened," said LAFD spokeperson Brian Humphrey.  "The building was fully equipped with fire sprinklers, which helped to limit the flames."

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.