5 students injured in VA high school chemistry classroom fire

Published: Oct. 30, 2015 at 3:21 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 30, 2015 at 3:35 PM EDT
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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.

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