Chemical leak prompts evacuation at D&E

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ELKINS, W. Va. (WDTV) -- A chemical leak inside one of the science labs at Davis and Elkins College prompted an evacuation, Wednesday afternoon.

According to firefighters, they were called to the science center around 2 p.m., after hydrofluoric acid leaked onto the floor, and started reacting with something else. At this time, they don't know what it was reacting with. No one was hurt.

The building was evacuated and an area was cordoned off while firefighters cleaned up the scene.

Firefighters were there for about four hours clearing the area. That building will remain closed until a HAZMAT team comes in to finish cleaning the area.