Emergency responders were called to a University of Delaware biomedical engineering building last night.
The incident involved only one student who pressed the alarm at around 8 p.m. when a fire broke out.
The Wilmington News Journal reports the student was mixing hydrochloric and nitric acids when the blaze occurred.
After fire was put out firefighters took the extra precaution of calling in in Hazmat Teams from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.
Authorities say most of the damage took place in the water bath and fume hood.
Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the blaze.
No one was injured.