Hazmat Crew Responds to Fire Involving Chemicals in Quincy

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1 Dead, 3 Injured in Pasadena Chemical Plant | F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems

Quincy, MA -- A fire rages on at a Quincy water treatment plant hours after an explosion rocked the plant.

The fire was burning several stories beneath the ground of the sewage treatment plant.  It extinguished and then re-ignited five hours after it began.

Five employees were injured in the initital fire.

The fire started when a piece of equipment exploded seven or eight stories below ground.  Smoke filled the building for hours Monday afternoon, dissipated, and then began again when the fire reignited.

"It's an air scrubber that's on fire.  So we're looking mostly at insulation that's in it.  So, it's a contained area," Quincy Fire Chief Joseph Barron said.

The five injured people were transported to the hospital with difficulty breathing and eye irritation. 

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