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Small Explosion In Lab At Health Center

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Two people  treated in the emergency room at Dempsey Hospital after a small explosion at the University of Connecticut Health Center this afternoon.  The chemical explosion took place shortly before 3 p.m. in a lab at the Cell and Genome Sciences Building at 400 Farmington Avenue.

The injuries were described as minor.  Other people in the lab in the single-story building were not hurt.

The building was evacuated,  with some people allowed back inside about an hour and a half later.

Farmington firefighters provided mutual aid for the UConn Fire Department.

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