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Fire Breaks Out at PPG Coatings and Resins Plant

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Employees evacuated the Springdale, PA plant as firefighters responded to the blaze Wednesday afternoon.

Workers evacuated the PPG Industries coatings and resins plant in Springdale, PA Wednesday after a blaze ignited in the facility, several local news organizations reported.

Crews from several area fire departments responded to the site after receiving word that smoke and flames were in vents at the facility around 3 p.m., coverage by TribLive.com said. The flames were quickly controlled.

No injuries were logged during the incident, according to broadcaster WPXI.

A PPG spokesperson told TribLive.com that damages were minimal and that operations were not impacted by the fire. Employees were allowed to go back inside the plant after about an hour.

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