Firefighters were called to University of Maryland's Stamp Student Union Thursday to extinguish a trash can fire, authorities said.
According to Prince George's County Fire Department spokesman Mark Brady, the small blaze occurred in a ballroom at the facility.
The fire was extinguished shortly before 1 p.m.
"Some smoke removal" was required, Brady said, but no injuries were reported.
In a university-wide alert sent around 12:45 p.m., administrators urged people to avoid the area as firefighters completed their work.