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Hazmat Level 3 team called to UBC for 'routine' emergency

04/09/2015 08:04 EDT | Updated 06/09/2015 11:59 EDT
Vancouver Fire and Rescue's highest level hazmat team was called to UBC Thursday afternoon after ingredients mixed in a test tube shattered and a small cloud of vapour was released into the air.

The incident happened in a classroom in the 2300 block of East Mall Road.

Spokesman Brian Hutchison said the fire department deals with this type of situation on a regular basis ​when chemicals are mixed in labs. 

He said one patient was transported to hospital as part of the routine follow-up.. 

The building was temporarily cleared, but no one was evacuated.

MAP: 2300 block of East Mall, UBC

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