Fire in CSULB engineering building triggers evacuation

LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- A fire in a building on the campus of Cal State University Long Beach triggered an evacuation Tuesday, according to campus police.

According to Long Beach fire officials, the fire in the engineering/computer science building was caused by a chemical reaction with liquid lithium hydroxide and solid lithium metal in a classroom.

The fire was extinguished around 1:50 p.m. One person was transported to a local hospital with injuries, according to fire officials.

Hazmat specialists from the Long Beach Fire Department were assessing the scene.
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