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.

Snapchat by Kiersten Anderson

No one was injured, but the library will be closed for the night.

This comes just in time for finals week, where many students have been using 24-hour “Night Powell” access to study for exams.

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

Of course, it wasn’t long before memes about the fire “blew up” on Twitter and our memes page.

when the TA asks why you havent turned in your final paper tomorrow and you're all out of excuses

Posted by Moniique Mikailian on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

When you're writing your paper due at midnight and suddenly Powell catches on fire

Posted by Joseph Gaballa on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

More on this story as it develops.

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