Small fire hits research lab

A fire broke out today in a laboratory at the Scripps Research Institute in Torrey Pines, but flames were quickly put out and no one was hurt, a fire dispatcher said.

The fire was reported at around 9:20 a.m. at 10650 N. Torrey Pines Road, according to a San Diego Fire-Rescue Department dispatcher.

It took firefighters less than 20 minutes to put of the fire, she said.

The cause was under investigation.