No injuries in fire at Geneva plant
November 3, 2010 11:10AM
Updated: September 24, 2012 6:25AM
No one was injured when a 500-gallon chemical vat ignited at a Geneva business Wednesday morning.
According to Geneva Deputy Fire Chief Jerry Koster, firefighters were called to Olon Industries, 411 Union St., at 5:52 a.m. for a fire inside the building. A vat containing 500 gallons of acetone ignited while employees were adding chemicals, Koster said.
The sprinkler system activated and contained the fire to the vat, Koster said.
Firefighters were able to put out the fire using chemical extinguishers.
There was no physical damage to the building, Koster said. He estimated the cleanup would cost about $1,000. Koster said the company is investigating the cause of the fire, but officials suspect a static spark may have started it.
Firefighters were able to leave the building by 7:29 a.m., Koster said.
The Geneva Olon plant makes sheet vinyl, Koster said.
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