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Report: Explosion hits National Zoo

Posted: 8:28 AM, Mar 17, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-17 11:45:17-04
Report: Explosion hits National Zoo

An explosion hit the American Trail at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington D.C., WJLA reported

The station reported no animals, visitors or staff were hurt in the explosion. The explosion was a chlorine blast Thursday morning, according to the Washington Post.  


Washington D.C. Fire Department spokesmanTimothy J. Wilsontold the Washington Post that there was no fire and officials suspect an employee was mixing chemicals.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.