Firefighters knock down blaze on UCLA campus in Westwood

Fire breaks out inside classroom at UCLA School of Dentistry, LAFD officials report

A fire broke out early Tuesday inside a seven-story building at UCLA's Westwood campus, authorities said.

The blaze was reported at 1:31 a.m. in Building 48A of the School of Dentistry, 714 Tiverton Ave., said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey. 

Nearly 115 firefighters knocked down the blaze around 2:15 a.m., Humphrey said. Crews were able to contain the fire to a classroom and office area. No injuries were reported and no faculty or students were threatened by the fire. 

Investigators were working to find out what may have started the fire. A damage estimate was not immediately available. 

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3:50 a.m.: This story was updated throughout to include additional information about the ongoing investigation. 

2:26 a.m.: This story was updated with the fire knocked down and additional information. 

This story was first published at 2:15 a.m.

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