Fires that authorities called suspicious shut down two buildings at California State University, Sacramento, on Thursday afternoon, and another burned in a garbage can outside a third building.
At 2:48 p.m., thick smoke was reported on the fifth floor of Mendocino Hall, said Craig Koscho, a CSUS spokesman. When Sacramento Fire Department personnel arrived, they determined that a chair was on fire, said Kim Nava, a CSUS spokeswoman. Someone was trapped on the fifth floor, but was rescued by the fire crews and did not require medical attention.
The second fire, on the fourth floor of Mariposa Hall, was reported about 3:15 p.m.
Both buildings were evacuated, and no injuries were reported from either fire.