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UC San Diego police: Fire at Argo Hall dorm ruled arson

Posted at 6:23 AM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 09:23:47-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Police are searching for whoever is responsible for intentionally starting a fire in a dormitory at UC San Diego.

School officials said campus police were called to the fourth floor of the Argo Hall building at around 12 p.m. on Sunday after reports of a fire in a lounge room.

The building’s sprinkler system and a school maintenance worker helped put out the fire before officers arrived.

No injuries were reported.

According to school officials, the fire was determined to be arson, but no information on a possible suspect was immediately available.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact UC San Diego police at 858-534-4357 or