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Chemical fire at BYU Clyde Engineering Building leaves one injured

Jul 15, 2020, 7:23 PM | Updated: 7:50 pm
(Picture Credit: Provo Fire and Rescue)
(Picture Credit: Provo Fire and Rescue)

PROVO, Utah- A chemical fire at the BYU Clyde Engineering Building has caused some damage.  Lt. Rich Christensen of the BYU Police Department said they received reports of a gas leak early Wednesday evening. 

Chemical Fire at BYU

(Picture Credit: Provo Fire and Rescue)

The gas combined with magnesium chloride inside a lab and caused an explosion, which inevitably caused the fire to follow. The chemical fire is contained in one lab on BYU’s campus. 

One male student was decontaminated and then transported with some chemical injuries to Utah Valley Hospital.

At this time there appears to be no residual gas within the building. Responders are on scene containing the fire. 

This story is developing and will be updated when more information is available. 

 

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