COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Officials have contained a fire that broke out in an electrical room of a building on the campus of the University of Maryland in College Park.

Fire department spokesman Mark Brady says firefighters were called at about 3:15 p.m. Monday to the J.M. Patterson building. Brady says the fire began in an electrical room on the second story of the building and extended into an attic above the room. A sprinkler system in the building and firefighters were able to knock down the fire by 3:30 p.m.

Brady says the school was not holding classes because of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, and only a few people had to be evacuated from the building. There were no injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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