3 taken to hospitals after fire at UIC College Prep

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Three students were rushed to Stroger Hospital this morning after a Halloween themed science experiment got out of hand at the UIC College Prep School.

Deputy Fire Commissioner Mark Nielsen tells us two students suffered minor chemical burns on their faces.

A third student experienced an irritation to her eyes.

The experiment involved two household chemicals and a pumpkin.  Too much of one of the chemicals was added to the mix, creating a flash fire.

Paramedics were called to the school at Damen and Washburne, just south of Roosevelt Rd. at about 10:30 a.m.

A hazardous material situation was called at the scene.

All the students are expected to be fine.

Classes resumed at the school before noon.


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