Crews Douse Blaze at Massachusetts Chemical Plant

November 26, 2018

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Crews Douse Blaze at Massachusetts Chemical Plant
A view of the Twin Rivers Technologies chemical plant in Quincy, MA. Image courtesy of Google Maps

Firefighters put out a two-alarm fire at the Twin Rivers Technologies plant in Quincy, MA last Saturday night, reports by local news organizations said. 

Crews were called to the scene at about 8:30 p.m. after oil leaked out of a fractionator in the plant and caught fire, fire officials told the Quincy Patriot Ledger. The fractionator, a piece of equipment used to separate liquids, has a capacity of 1000 gal of liquid material. 

Coconut oil was involved in the fire, coverage by New England Cable News (NECN) said. The flames were brought under control in about a half-hour using foam and water. 

Emergency personnel remained at the plant for about two hours, containing the flames to the fractionator, the Associated Press (AP) reported. No injuries were logged during the incident.

Twin Rivers Technologies manufactures fatty acids and glycerin products at the Quincy plant, according to information on the company’s website. The facility’s capabilities include fractional distillation, crystallization, and hydrogenation. 

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