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Crews Respond to Pennsylvania Plant Fire

Brooke Shroyer1 year ago

Early Monday, a massive fire erupted at Miller Chemical Warehouse in Conewago Township, Pennsylvania. 

About the Chemical Plant Fire

Miller Chemical manufactures nutritional agrochemicals and is stationed in Pennsylvania.  Black smoke billowed in from the plant Monday morning around 5:00 A.M when a fire broke out. 

According to KRIS-TV, firefighters fought to control a massive chemical plant fire and prevent it from exposing surrounding residents to potentially dangerous toxins.  An NBC reporter from WGAL station heard loud explosions coming from the Miller Chemical warehouse from a city away in Hanover. 

Miller Chemical plant was stationed in a business area, which brought concern to many safety officials. 

Emergency Shelters Provided for Nearby Residents

Adams County Emergency Dispatch shared that safety officials provided a shelter for all residents within a mile of the warehouse explosion.

WGAL claimed that the smoke was not toxic.  The main concern was the chemicals emitted from the chemical plant explosion.  Hazmat crews and county emergency management teams were at the site of Miller Chemical Warehouse. 

WGAL reported that there were two men inside the warehouse but did not report on any injuries or findings on what started the chemical fire.  

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