A UC Berkeley explosion Monday night created a startling spectacle, and one person was hospitalized. The incident happened just before 7 p.m. Monday, but according to Fox News on Oct. 1, things are now returning to normal.
The UC Berkeley explosion happened near California Hall in an underground utility vault. Witnesses have indicated the explosion produced a two-story fireball that shot straight up into the air. One person was taken to the hospital while three others refused treatment after minor burns.
The school had been experiencing a power outage that affected multiple buildings Monday, and the UC Berkeley explosion happened as crews were trying to restore power. The power is back on throughout the campus, and classes resumed as normal Tuesday.
Officials believe the blast may have been caused by damage from an underground copper wire theft that happened last week. The damage had been believed to have been repaired, but it seems there may have been more damage then officials realized.
The disruptions came as students were studying for midterms, though now things seem to be back to normal. Considering the enormous fire ball created by the UC Berkeley explosion, it seems quite lucky that there weren't more serious injuries.