Firefighters Knock Down Blaze at Loyola Marymount University

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Firefighters extinguished an electrical fire in a housing unit at Loyola Marymount University on Saturday evening, authorities said.

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Firefighters extinguished a fire in a housing unit at Loyola Marymount University on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. (Credit: KTLA)

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded about 8:41 p.m. to 1 Loyola Marymount University Drive (map), where the blaze broke out on the second floor of the three-story Eugenia B. Hannon Apartments, officials said.

The building was evacuated as firefighters worked to knock down the fire, which caused $14,000 in damage, according to authorities.

Two LMU security officers were examined for smoke exposure at the scene, the Fire Department said.

“Less than a dozen” occupants of the building, located in the southern section of the campus, were displaced by the fire but will remain in other on-campus accommodations, the LAFD said.