NORCO, Calif. -- Authorities say about eight inmates suffered minor injuries during a brawl at a California state prison that was quickly dispersed.

Lt. Brian Davis of the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco says a small fight in the food line Tuesday morning led to a much larger one in a TV and gaming area in the afternoon.

He says the seven or eight inmates who suffered cuts and bruises were the ones involved in the fight. No one was seriously hurt or taken to a hospital, and no staff members were injured.

Davis says guards used pepper spray to stop the brawl in about eight minutes.

The prison about 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles houses about 4,200 inmates, most of them low-level offenders.