Explosion at OH Recycling Center

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 @ 05:10 PM gHale

Multiple fire crews and a HazMat crew responded to a large structure fire at a recycling center in Hebron, Ohio.

The two-alarm fire was reported at 581 Milliken Drive just before 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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The Hebron Solvent Recycling Services, part of the Clean Harbors Environmental waste management service, is housed in the building.

The plant works with recycling “spent industrial solvents,” according to their website.

They also provide fuel blending and wastewater treatment.

There was an explosion and fire at the plant, said Hebron Fire Captain Ryan Wyse. He said the fire took about 15 minutes to contain, and crews did find a little remaining fire after sweeping the building.

The building reportedly has adequate fire suppression systems, including foam.

The HazMat team is now investigating the incident.

Officials believe there is no danger to the public, but said firefighters are taking all precautions necessary to avoid dangers from chemicals and structural damage caused by the fire and explosion.

The Licking County 911 Center said there were no injuries reported in the incident.

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