Construction Workers Injured in New Army Lab in MD

Two construction workers were sent to the hospital with smoke inhalation after a two-alarm fire broke out Wednesday at an Army lab under construction at Fort Detrick in Maryland.

Just before 2 p.m. Wednesday, fire and rescue crews responded to a fire at the new U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, according to a report from The Frederick News-Post ( Firefighters quickly contained the fire, then remained on the scene to clear smoke out of the building.

Scheduled to be completed in 2014, the structure is the largest construction site on the Army post and is valued at $680 million. The two injured construction workers injured were taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital for evaluation after they were treated at the scene.

Base firefighters and firefighters from nearby areas responded to the incident.

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