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UC San Diego investigating arson fire at a campus research facility devoted to childhood diseases

UC San Diego police are investigating an arson that according to the department took place on Sunday morning at the Leichtag Biomedical Research Building, a center that focuses mainly on the study of childhood diseases.

Police were alerted to the fire at 9:28 a.m.

“Police arrived at the scene and met staff at the building who found and extinguished a small fire at the loading dock,” police said in an email notification to the campus community. “No injuries have been reported and there is no suspicious description at this time.

“The suspect has not been arrested and the investigation is ongoing.”

Police said anyone with information about the fire should call the department at 858-534-4357 or send an email to detective@ucsd.edu.

The incident occurred while the university was completing the last spring start exercises.

Leichtag is a 7-storey research and laboratory building located in the School of Medicine, near the southern end of the La Jolla campus.

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