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The fire began in a rooftop generator where flames were visible just before 2 a.m. Thursday. Credit: Marie Forgeard

A fire broke out on the roof of the Rhoads Pavilion at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania early Thursday morning, causing patients from three floors to be temporarily relocated.

The fire began in a rooftop generator where flames were visible just before 2 a.m. Thursday, CBS Philly reported. A Penn Medicine spokesperson wrote in an email to The Daily Pennsylvanian that the fire was quickly extinguished by the Philadelphia Fire Department and all patients are safe.

Patients from three floors in the Rhoads Pavilion were temporarily relocated to receive care in another part of the hospital and are being returned to their rooms, CBS Philly reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, according to CBS Philly.

The fire prompted a UPennAlert at 2:20 a.m., and an all-clear alert was sent around 3:18 a.m.

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