Flames broke out in a Spaulding Building 1, fourth floor dorm room at approximately 6 p.m. on Thursday. The fire was allegedly caused by a “careless smoking incident,” according to University Police Chief Gerald Schoenele. The cause remains under investigation. Two students, who inhabited the room, were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, he said. Schoenele does not know the full extent of the injuries, but the students walked to the ambulance of their own accord, he said.