Two science halls at McDaniel College in Westminster will remained closed as a precaution until Monday, following a minor chemical spill Thursday morning.

No one was injured and the spill posed no danger to the public, according to college and Westminster fire company officials.

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The chemical, No. 3 Heptanone, was being transported to a lab in Eaton Hall when it spilled, according to Westminster Volunteer Fire Company spokesman Kevin Dayhoff. Some of the chemical spilled down an elevator shaft. The chemical can cause eye, nose, throat and skin irritation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The person involved in the incident was evaluated by paramedics at the scene, but was not transported for treatment, according to Dayhoff.

Upon arriving at the scene around 9:10 a.m. Thursday, emergency personnel evacuated the building, Dayhoff said. The county's Hazardous Materials team cleared the building by 11:15 a.m.

Cheryl Knauer, a spokeswoman for the college, said Eaton and Lewis halls will reopen Monday for regular business hours.

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