PA Chemical Plant Destroyed in Fire

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chemical plant fire protectionHanover, PA -- A massive fire and explosion destroyed a chemical plant in Pennsylvania yesterday.

"We heard boom, boom, boom.  It was like a war zone," said Rae Sponsellor, a nearby resident.

Emergency crews were called to the scene at 3:30am.  Miller Chemical and Fertilizer was heavily engulfed in flames by the time fire crews arrived.  The crew decided to let it burn itself out.  As the fire grew, sealed containers began to explode.

Residents within a mile radius were asked to stay inside due to the heavy smoke.  The smoke was described as "not necessarily toxic," but could irritate people with lung conditions, such as asthma.

No injuries were reported.

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