Explosion reported at Eglin Air Force Base

No injuries to any base employees have been reported as a result of the incident

rred at McKinley Climatic Lab on Eglin Air Force Base

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (WKRG) —A little before 10 a.m. Wednesday, an explosion occurred at a support building next to McKinley Climatic Lab on Eglin Air Force Base.

The smoke, which contained potentially hazardous material, has now dissipated and is no longer harmful to humans.

No injuries to any base employees have been reported as a result of the incident.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

According to the 
lab’s website:

The McKinley Climatic Laboratory, an AEDC facility located here, has chambers where any climatic environment in the world can be simulated.

The capabilities available at the Climatic Laboratory help engineers ensure maximum reliability and operational capability of complex systems as global operational theaters continue to impose harsh environments.

 For more information and updates visit: www.eglin.af.mil.

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