Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2009 19:31:20 -0400
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Subject: Two students injured in flash fire at IPFW lab

IPFW = Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne


Article published Sep 8, 2009
Two students injured in flash fire at IPFW lab

A dental-research study at IPFW turned dangerous Tuesday morning when  

two students were injured in an ethanol flash fire.

The Fort Wayne Fire Department was called to a third-floor biology  
laboratory around 11:45 a.m. where they found one female student with  

first- and second-degree burns on her face and hands and a male  
student, who grabbed a fire extinguisher to put out the flames. He was  

treated at the scene for minor burns to his arm and leg.

Spokeswoman Susan Alderman said the woman was taken to St. Joseph  
Hospital=92s burn unit.

Other students were in the lab at the time, Alderman said, but no one  

else was injured. The lab received minor damage.

Alderman said the woman was working on a dental study, not associated  

with IPFW, at the time of the fire. She did not know what that  
experiment included.

The fire department said chemicals being used in the experiment caused  

the fire, according to a news release.

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