CHEMICAL FIRE OUT Reaction Sets Brenntag Chemical Plant Building On Fire
Reported by: Bob Aaron
Videographer: Bob Aaron, John Tincher, Matt Durrett
Web Producer: Kallie Cart
Reported: Jun. 12, 2012 11:12 AM EDT
Updated: Jun. 12, 2012 6:48 PM EDT
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
Crews have put out a fire at a Kanawha Valley chemical distribution plant. There was initially serious concern about flammable materials stored at the plant. No injuries were reported.
It happened this morning at Brenntag Chemical near St. Albans on 319 North First Street.
The fire broke out at a chemical storage facility. Details are still a bit sketchy but the WV Department of Environmental Protection tells Eyewitness News that there was no danger to the surrounding area.
According to its website, Brenntag Mid-South was formed in 1947 and is a manufacturer of a variety of chemical products, including acids, alcohols and compressed gases. It serves a number of industries including electronics, pharmaceuticals, water treatment and ceramics.
Fire fighters are battling a fire at a chemical plant in St. Albans. Smoke is coming from the Brenntag Chemical plant which is on First Street, off of Route 817, the old Route 35, just beyond the Route 60 intersection.
There is a large amount of flammable substances inside the plant which are a concern for firefighters. They are putting water on the fire now in an effort to contain it. Metro 911 is asking motorists to avoid the area.
Eyewitness News has a crew on the scene and will bring you the latest information as it becomes available.