BREAKING: Fire at Powell Library leaves study space closed for the night
Finals week in a nutshell
At around 8:00pm this evening, UCLA’s Powell Library experienced a small fire.
No one was injured, but the library will be closed for the night.
UCLA STUDENTS: Powell Library is closed for the night due to a small fire. Errthing good. Sorry if it affects your finals. YRL is open!
— Ana Karina Palacio (@akpalacio) March 22, 2017
This comes just in time for finals week, where many students have been using 24-hour “Night Powell” access to study for exams.
Apparently Powell caught on fire and if that's not symbolic of how finals week is going idk what is
— CJ (@charlyeff) March 22, 2017
According to this video posted by a student, the source of the fire was a lightbulb.
Smells like finals…
Posted by Peter Angelo Redublo on Wednesday, 22 March 2017
@dianax3dh one of the lights caught fire in Powell
— lulu (@xoxolvcia) March 22, 2017
Of course, it wasn’t long before memes about the fire “blew up” on Twitter and our memes page.
Im the lightbulb that caught on fire in Powell
— Bryan (@besitoboy) March 22, 2017
when the TA asks why you havent turned in your final paper tomorrow and you're all out of excuses
SMH Powell library caught on fire, This is symbolic of how my life has been this finals week…. LIT
— j. (@Jaavieerrr_) March 22, 2017
When you're writing your paper due at midnight and suddenly Powell catches on fire
More on this story as it develops.