A small custodial closet fire at the Memorial Union (MU) Tuesday afternoon forced a complete evacuation of the building.
“It was an accidental fire in a custodial closet. It was put out very quickly and there was very little damage to building,” said Gina Updegraff, acting Captain of the UC Davis Fire Department.
Initial reports said that the fire was caused by lighting issues in the closet. People were asked to evacuate the MU, including the ASUCD Coffee House and Lower Freeborn. Firefighters allowed people to re-enter the building after approximately 20 minutes.
No one was injured in the fire.