5 students injured in VA high school chemistry classroom fire
Woodson High School was evacuated after a fire that seriously injured five people. (Source: WJLA)
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - Fire and school officials say five students are hurt, including two with potentially life-threatening injuries, after a fire broke out in a chemistry classroom at a northern Virginia high school.
Fairfax County fire department spokesman Dan Schmidt says the fire broke out in the classroom around 9:40 a.m. Friday at W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax. In a posting on the school's website, officials said the fire was in a chemistry classroom and the school was evacuated.
Schmidt says three students had injuries that were not considered life-threatening, but two others were flown to MedStar Washington Hospital Center's burn center with injuries that are potentially life-threatening. He didn't have any further details.
School officials say a hazardous materials team is onsite and the building has not yet been cleared.
Thursday, June 8 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-06-08 18:45:31 GMT
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