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USC building fire prompts evacuation; no injuries reported

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Firefighters responded to the 3600 block of Watt Way after a fire erupted at an office in an eight-story building at USC on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

Firefighters responded to the 3600 block of Watt Way after a fire erupted at an office in an eight-story building at USC on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. (KABC Photo)

Firefighters responded to the USC campus after a fire erupted at an office in an eight-story campus building Tuesday.

The fire was reported coming from a fourth floor office on the 3600 block of Watt Way around 9:42 a.m.

Firefighters say there was heavy smoke but the fire was quickly controlled by a sprinkler system.

The fire was fully contained in less than 10 minutes.

Officials say USC staff managed to coordinate an orderly evacuation.

No injuries were reported. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey says the fire may have been caused by computer equipment.

The investigation is ongoing.

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