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Fire at U of I Bowen Science Building

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IOWA CITY, Iowa  --  A fire at the University of Iowa on Sunday was contained to a laboratory on campus.

The fire broke out at the Bowen Science Building. Over a dozen firefighters were able to put it out soon after arriving, but the damage is estimated at half a million dollars.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports an $18.5 million project is underway to modernize Bowen's building systems.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.