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
SMH Powell library caught on fire, This is symbolic of how my life has been this finals week…. LIT
— j. (@Jaavieerrr_) March 22, 2017
More on this story as it develops.