Student severely burned in chemical fire
The class was conducting experiments with hexane, a hydrocarbon found in gasoline
PULLMAN, Wash. — A laboratory experiment at Washington State University went awry Friday, igniting a chemical fire and severely burning a student.
Firefighters quickly extinguished the 2:22 p.m. blaze on the fifth floor of Fulmer Hall, the university's chemistry building, according to the Pullman Fire Department.
Witnesses told investigators that students were conducting experiments with hexane, a hydrocarbon found in gasoline.
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