Chemical explosion on UWF campus

Special to the Voyager

A small chemical explosion resulted in a contained fire in a chemistry lab in Building 58 at the University of West Florida Pensacola campus at approximately 12:15 p.m. today, Jan. 25.

Firefighters are on-scene clearing smoke from the fire. There are no reported injuries and the building was safely evacuated. No students were in the lab at the time of the incident.

Building 58 is closed and classes and labs in the building are canceled until 4:30 p.m. Please avoid Building 58 and surrounding areas until further notice. All other University operations remain operational.

University officials will provide an update when an all-clear has been established. The Voyager staff will update this story when more information becomes available.

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