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U of U chemistry building evacuated after small explosion; no injuries reported

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Posted at 11:20 AM, Apr 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-16 13:40:03-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Henry Eyring Building at the University of Utah was evacuated Thursday morning after a small explosion occurred in a chemical storage room.

According to the Salt Lake City Fire Department, a fire resulting from the explosion was quickly extinguished by automatic fire sprinklers in the building.

A hazardous materials team was dispatched to the building to check for any dangerous chemicals that may have been dispersed into the air.

No injuries were reported.