Car catches fire near Honors Quad on University Ave.

Savana Dunning

A fire erupted in the engine of a UT Police Department patrol car in the parking lot near the Honors Quad buildings Monday afternoon.

UTPD sent a campus-wide text message telling students to avoid the 2400 block of University Ave. in front of Mary E. Gearing Hall at about 2 p.m. The Austin Fire Department and UTPD responded to the situation. 

UTPD said in a tweet around 2:15 p.m. that the patrol car and fire was extinguished. UTPD said all officers were safe and there we no injuries. 

The story will be updated as we receive more information.