Springfield fire marshals investigate explosions at MSU sorority house

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Springfield fire marshal is investigating two explosions outside a sorority house at Missouri State University.

The two improvised explosive devices, or chemical bombs, detonated in the back of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority house on Elm Street near National Avenue.  The bombs did only minor damage to the home.  An employee of another nearby sorority suffered minor chemical burns to her arm as she cleaned up the debris.

Investigators say there are no suspects at this time.  Fire marshals ask you call Crime Stoppers at (417) 869-TIPS (8477) if you know any information about this case.


Editor's note: An earlier version of this report, based on a news release from the fire department, erroneously named another sorority house as the location of the explosions.