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February 4, 2020

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Fire Breaks Out at Pennsylvania Chemical Plant
A sign marking an entrance to the Coopers Creek Chemical Corporation chemical plant in West Conshohocken, PA. Image courtesy of Google Maps

Emergency personnel responded to the Coopers Creek Chemical Corporation chemical plant in West Conshohocken, PA at about 4 a.m. Tuesday after a fire broke out at the facility, local officials said.

“Crews found a small shed on fire next to a 10,000-gal tank (with 1000 lb of product in it). They extinguished the building fire and began to extinguish the tank fire,” Upper Merion Township said in a post to its official Facebook page. “Air monitoring was completed throughout the incident with no concerns.”

HAZMAT crews also responded to the plant and workers evacuated the facility while firefighters worked to douse the flames, a Philadelphia-based CBS News affiliate reported. The fire was brought under control after about two hours. 

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No injuries were reported during the fire.

Coopers Creek Chemical Company refines crude coal tar to produce coal tar, coal tar pitches, coal tar pitch cutbacks, distillate oils, and creosote, information on the company’s website states. 

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