KRNV-TV aired amateur video posted on its Facebook page that offered a glimpse of the explosion inside the museum. Run in slow motion, it appears to show a flash and flames falling off an experiment table and onto the floor several feet from a group of children who screamed when it happened.
Hernandez says the museum was evacuated, but the building didn’t appear to receive any additional damage.
A hazardous materials team responded to the scene to ensure the explosion did not spew toxic gases throughout the museum.
The officials say the incident is being investigated.
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