- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 18, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Officials at a university in Louisiana say students and faculty are holding classes online this week because of a fire over the weekend.

Southern University and A&M; College said on its social media pages Monday that its nursing building will be closed for this week. A fire erupted on the building’s second flood early Sunday morning. Sprinklers extinguished the fire before crews arrived. No one was inside and no injuries were reported.

School officials say off-site clinicals will continue as scheduled. The building is expected to reopen next week.

The Advocate reports a Baton Rouge Fire Department spokesman said an electrical malfunction likely caused the fire. The spokesman also says most of the damage was caused by the sprinkler water.

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