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Explosion, Fire at Chemical Plant

An explosion occurred at about 11:30pm June 6 at Eastman Chemical Resins in Jefferson Hills, PA, that caused a fire that resulted in area residents being asked to stay in their homes.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze in roughly two hours. The explosion was said to have occurred in a processing unit at the chemical plant, which produces chemcials and hydrocarbon resins.

No injuries were reported.

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