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Large Fire at St. Louis-Area Chemical Plant Forces Evacuations

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Witnesses told local media that several explosions were heard during the incident at the Manor Chemical plant.

St. Louis-area emergency personnel were dispatched to the Manor Chemical Company Inc. plant in Affton, MO Thursday afternoon after a fire and several explosions were reported at the facility, according to local news organizations.

“We are currently evacuating everyone within ½ mile radius of the fire,” the St. Louis County Police Department tweeted at 1:53 p.m.

Area residents told Fox 2 News that they heard several explosions at the facility. CBS affiliate KMOV said the blaze started at about 2:30 p.m.

No injuries have been logged so far.

Manor Chemical supplies automotive aftermarket, dry cleaning, paint and coatings, and industrial manufacturing industries, according to information on its website.

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