One injured in WVSP lab explosion

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SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – One person was taken to the hospital after a reported chemical explosion created a small fire at the State Police Detachment in South Charleston.

Crews have now left the scene and say the building is secure. The incident happened just before 11 a.m. at the West Virginia State Police Forensics Lab. The South Charleston Fire Department and Kanawha County Ambulance Authority say all employees were quickly evacuated. Sources say a female received chemical burns and the building filled with smoke.

Officials say it is still unclear what caused the incident.

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