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Explosion & Fire At Chemical Plant In Cincinnati


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The state of Ohio cannot catch a break from train derailments and industrial disasters.

In the latest incident, emergency crews and fire departments responded Monday to an explosion and fire at a chemical plant in Cincinnati.

The incident occurred at Emery Oleochemicals chemical plant.

There were reports of a loud bang and a small fire afterward.

Officials said there was no threat to the public or surrounding businesses.

WXIX reported:

An explosion and ensuing fire damaged a chemical plant in St. Bernard Monday night.

Firefighters responded around 7:30 p.m. for a “small, isolated” explosion at Emery Oleochemicals on Este Avenue, according to a Cincinnati Fire Department official.

CFD is at the scene assisting St. Bernard Fire&EMS.

The explosion occurred in a chemical process and resulted in a leak of nitrogen gas inside the plant, according to Cincinnati Assistant Fire Chief Matt Flagler.

The fire is under control. CFD stresses there is no hazard to the public outside the facility.

Winton Terrace residents say they could hear the explosion from their homes.

WLWT 5 added:

There were no injuries in the explosion or the response.

Officials say there is no hazard outside the facility to surrounding businesses and residents.

The City of Cincinnati also tweeted about the incident Monday evening, saying “ALL CLEAR – Cincinnati FD responded to Este Ave in Winton Hills for an explosion and small fire. NO HAZARD outside of the facility.”

People who live and work in the area around the chemical plant say they heard a loud boom that was powerful enough to shake their buildings and homes.

The building is in St. Bernard’s jurisdiction, but several other fire departments also responded.

Officials said there was also a leak of nitrogen gas that is under control.

The chemical plant explosion in Cincinnati is the latest in a string of catastrophes to hit Ohio.

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On Saturday, a Norfolk Southern train derailed in Springfield.

Clark County officials asked residents within 1,000 feet of the derailment site to shelter-in-place out of an abundance of caution.

Norfolk Southern stated that no hazardous materials were involved in the train derailment.

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