HANOVER, Pa. (AP) — Firefighters are again attacking a blaze at a central Pennsylvania chemical plant after letting it burn for hours.
Officials say they’re knocking down remaining exterior walls and pouring water on the flames at Miller Chemical and Fertilizer plant in Conewago, Adams County.READ MORE: New York Couple Who Attacked Sesame Place Employee Over Mask Mandate Sentenced
They’ve constructed a retention pool to recycle hose water and prevent any environmental impact.
The blaze broke out at around 3:30 a.m. Monday and burned into the afternoon. No injuries were reported. The cause is under investigation.READ MORE: CBS3 Gets Preview Of Documentary About 64 Students At Philadelphia's Thomas Edison High School Killed In Vietnam War
Officials say the smoke is not considered toxic. Nearby residents were asked to shelter in place as a precaution. Officials are monitoring air quality.
People at the scene reported a nasty smell and burning eyes. Several containers were heard exploding.
Miller Chemical says it manufactures nonhazardous crop protection and nutritional agrochemicals.MORE NEWS: Add Your Photo To Digital Mural Showing Philadelphia's Passion For Soccer Amid 2026 FIFA World Cup Bid
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