Notre Dame engineering building evacuated after small explosion

Published: Feb. 26, 2018 at 10:22 AM EST
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A Notre Dame engineering building has been evacuated after a small explosion in a chemistry lab.

It happened Monday morning at the Stinson-Remick Hall of Engineering on the third floor.

A staff member was nearby when the explosion occurred, and that person has been taken to an area hospital as a precaution. No word on what injuries she may have sustained, but she is expected to be okay.

"In terms of the staff member she knew exactly what to do and was able to start the washing procedure right away, so we brought in fire right away and we were able to address it," said university spokesman Dennis Brown.

Hazmat has been called. The explosion reportedly involved an acidic solution. Acid did wash up on the staff member.

Notre Dame hopes to re-open the building this afternoon.