Hazmat called to Georgetown University lab fire


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hazmat and firefighters rushed to Georgetown University on Friday night after a fire involving “unknown chemicals” broke out in a laboratory.

The incident happened at a university building on 3700 O Street, Northwest. The fire was extinguished by university staff, but hazmat and fire units stayed on scene to evaluate the situation with school officials, DC Fire reported.

Three staff members of the school were taken to the hospital, but the situation was under control by around 10 p.m. Officials have not yet confirmed what the chemicals involved in the fire were.