Building evacuated on LSU campus due to “potential hazardous chemical spill”

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – LSU alerted staff and students about an emergency situation on campus.

LSU sent this message out to the community: “Potentially hazardous chemical spill reported at the Life Sciences Bldg. Avoid area until further notice. LSUEOC”

The Baton Rouge Fire Department arrived at the scene at approximately 11:45 a.m.

According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, one gallon of Acetone spilled inside the Life Sciences Building on the second floor.

The Life Sciences Building was evacuated and no one was hurt.

BRFD says, “The hazardous materials team along with LSU environmental crews began monitoring and ventilating the building.”

At this time, no one knows when the Acetone evaporated and the building will be returned to LSU when ventilation of the building is complete.

There is no danger to the public.

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