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Three people were injured after an electrical issue at LSU's Paul M. Hebert Law Center Friday morning, said LSU spokesman Ernie Ballard III.

The building on Highland Road was evacuated following the incident, which created a lot of smoke around the building, Ballard said. 

No students were injured, Ballard said. Of the three injured people, one was an LSU facilities employee and the other two were contract workers, said Alison Satake, also a spokeswoman for LSU. 

The three were taken to Baton Rouge General Hospital for treatment of their burn injuries, Satake said. 

The incident caused authorities to close off Highland Road from Dalrymple Drive to the LSU Student Union, Ballard said.

All classes and events scheduled for Friday in the law center have been canceled, Satake said. 

The extent of the damage to the building is still being investigated.

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