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Museum Goers Injured In Demonstration Mishap

Authorities say a demonstration about the science of tornadoes went awry at a Nevada museum, leaving several people with minor burns or smoke inhalation. Emergency crews responded to a report of a possible explosion around 4:00 yesterday at the Terry Lee Wells Discovery Museum in downtown Reno.

A preliminary investigation indicates it wasn't an explosion but a chemical flash, which is similar to if someone threw gasoline on a fire. Eight children and one adult received care at a hospital for minor burns and minor smoke inhalation. 
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