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One Injuried After Explosion On USC Campus

Westmont Community News

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A tragedy as struck the USC and the nearby community after an explosion went off in a building on the USC campus that sent one person to the hospital late Thursday afternoon.

Authorities say It all broke out before 4pm when LAFD responded to different reports of explosions and structure fire reprts on the 900 blk of Bloom Wk in the University Park area of South Los Angeles.

When firefighters arrived they confirmed an explosion went off in the 3-story science building.

Mostly everybody in the building evacuated prior to firefighters arrival. The students and staffed approched firefighters immediately. However they were informed firefighters that someone may be injured.

Due to not knowing what crews were dealing with, they requested HazMat units to the scene to assist with the investigation.

As HazMat units entered the building they reported there was no other hazards and confirmed there was no leaks.

One person was in need of medical attention and was transported to a hospital in unknown condition. No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the explosion is still unknown and is currently and very actively under investigation by LAFD.

Anyone with questions about this incident is asked to call the USC Department of Public Safety.

No other information is available at this time.

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