Under Control Now
A LARGE FIRE BROKE OUT in a Doylestown, Pennsylvania, industrial park shortly before 5:30 this morning (Tuesday). The fire engulfed the 55,000-sq. ft. plant at Arbonite, a company that produces protective coatings and linings. The first-arriving units found fire through the roof on arrival. The dispatch was soon elevated to three alarms.
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A tanker relay was established to bolster the water supply and a haz-mat unit is on the scene monitoring the air quality and runoff. So far no health hazards have been reported. The fire was attacked with master streams, but was never a possibility of salvaging the plant.
WPVI-TV posted some early video footage taken from their helicopter:
The Doylestown Fire Company says that the fire was marked under control at 8 am and the tanker operation has been shut down. The Morning Call reports:
There was no need to evacuate because there are no homes within a half mile of the property, which is between the Doylestown Airport and a shopping center.
(FD spokesman) Browne said the company has been very cooperative with information to assist firefighters. He said the fire company also was familiar with the building and its contents.
"We plan for specific buildings with specific hazards, and we are here once a year to train to know what our options will be," Browne said.
The incident is still active and no further information is available yet on the cause of the destructive fire.
The Allentown Morning Call has a detailed, updated REPORT HERE.
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