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Portions of dentistry school closed as fire cleanup continues

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Portions of the UCLA School of Dentistry are closed today, April 14, as crews assess damage and clean up following a fire that was confined to a third-floor office suite.

Campus officials said all floors of the school’s academic wing, corridor 3, were closed. Crews were working to remove water, restore utilities and dissipate smoke in an attempt to reopen portions of the school, which is located in the Center for Health Sciences complex. The CHS breezeway entrance to the school is closed during cleanup.

The remainder of the CHS complex and entrances are expected to be accessible and operating normally.

The fire was reported at about 1:30 a.m., and Los Angeles Fire Department crews extinguished the fire by about 2:15 a.m. There were no injuries. 

Although the fire was limited to the third-floor suite, there was smoke and water damage to other portions of the building.

The cause is under investigation.

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