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Chemical Spill In Mallinckrodt Called Minor

By Esme Howard

A minor chemical fire broke out yesterday morning in the Mallinckrodt Lab, near the Science Center, according to Harvard police Deputy Jack W. Morse.

Morse said that a chemical fire occurred on 12 Oxford St. at approximately 11:36 a.m. yesterday. He added the fire was the result of a chemical spill.

"It was a routine spill. The fire department responded and cleared the scene," Morse said. "There was no fire damage and no injuries. It was kind of a routine thing."

Students interviewed yesterday refuted early reports of complaints of a strange smell lingering in the Yard that may have been related to the chemical fire.

At Holworthy Hall, at the end of the Yard nearest the lab, resident Jordan A. Young '94 said he did not smell anything peculiar all day.

"I didn't smell anything," said Holworthy resident Amy Y. Horng '94.

Thayer Hall resident Kendall A. Huffhines '94 said, "Nope, I didn't smell a thing."

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