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UPDATE: Fire sparks in Science building at University of Iowa

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UPDATE: The University of Iowa says at least $500,000 dollars in damage was done to the Bowen Science Building during Sunday's fire. This initial estimate does not include water damage.

A spokesperson also says the research conducted at the spot of the fire is mostly medical -- and non-hazardous in nature. Research has been interrupted by the fire, but no data has been lost.

No one was hurt in the fire, while the investigation into what caused it continues tonight.

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Original Story:

Firefighters are investigating what started a fire in the Bowen Science Building on the University of Iowa campus.

Iowa City Fire crews were dispatched to 51 Newton Road around 5:45 p.m. on Sunday, according to a University of Iowa spokesperson.

The fire was put out by crews around 6:15 p.m. 

No damage estimate is available at this time.

Stay with KWWL as this story develops.

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