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A fire at a Boston University dorm has left several students displaced overnight from water damage from sprinklers, school officials said.

The fire happened at about 8:15 p.m. Monday in the east tower of 10 Buick St., a dorm on BU’s campus known as Student Village 1 or StuVi 1, “about halfway up,” said Colin Riley, a spokesman for the university.

The sprinklers put the fire out, Riley said, but left water damage in a couple of rooms. Those students displaced will be housed in a local hotel overnight, he said.

Boston firefighters responded to the scene, Riley said.

Students were beginning to be let back into StuVi 1 at about 10:15 p.m., he said.

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No further information was immediately available, including the cause of the fire.


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