BREAKING: Vehicle fire on Exposition Blvd between Vermont and Figueroa
The fire is not on campus
A vehicle fire on Exposition Blvd was reported at 4:15p.m. between Vermont Ave and Figueroa St.
Fire at Exposition Blvd, between Figueroa & Vermont on UPC CAMPUS. Fire Dept is on scene. Stay away from area.
— USC (@USC) October 18, 2017
An initial alert from the university urged students to stay away from the scene, and that the fire was on the UPC campus.
A few minutes later, another alert was sent to students to confirm that the fire is not on the UPC campus, but is instead on Exposition Blvd right outside of campus. Students are still urged to stay out of the area.
The fire department is on the scene.
Looks like a car or a bus is completely on fire on Exposition near USC. pic.twitter.com/m4GzF98rBK
— Keely Eure (@keelyismyname) October 18, 2017
The roads are also impacted with heavy traffic, as is the Exposition metro line, which is running about 15 minutes behind schedule.
EXPO LINE: Up to 15 min delay due to fire activity near Expo Park/USC. Trains share SaMo-bound track btwn Jefferson/USC and Expo/Vermont. pic.twitter.com/drINb7Toqj
— Metro (@metrolosangeles) October 18, 2017
More information to follow.