A sprinkler system prevented a fire from spreading at MU’s Engineering Building around 10 p.m. Saturday, according to the Columbia Fire Department.
The small fire began near an exhaust hood in a lab room when a hot plate was left on and unattended.
Fire fighters extinguished the remaining fire and helped clean up the water from the sprinkler system.
The damage was contained to a small area of the lab. No estimates have been released as to how much the damage will cost.