A number of University of Southern California students were displaced after a water main broke on the roof of a five-story residence hall in Los Angeles Wednesday night, fire officials said.
The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a water main break at 11:50 p.m. on the roof of the Malcolm and Barbara Currie Residence Hall on the 2210 block of Alcazar Street, near the L.A. County-USC Medical Center.
Water flooded all five floors of the residence hall, including the basement, fire officials said.
"My roommates had to move out, so they were put up in a hotel," said Danielle Lombardi, a grad student who was scheduled to move in this week. She added that she is worried about everything getting fixed, and about potential problems later on with the building.
Lombardi acknowledged that since the residence hall is new, they expect some issues at first.
Currie Hall is a new residence hall for USC's medical research students that opened this year, according to the school's website.
It was named after USC trustee Malcolm Currie and his wife Barbara, who have given $10 million toward the endowment of the Keck School of Medicine and USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience.
The building, which houses modern, fully furnished apartments, was completed this week.
One USC pharmacy student, Christina Fu, said she was disappointed since the apartments are new.
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"For that high rent you'd definitely expect something way better," Fu said.
Crews were working to clean up the water.
No injuries were reported.
Annette Arreola contributed to this report.