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UPDATE: Officials at Haverhill Chemicals Plant release cause of Sunday fire

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Smoke and flames could be seen billowing from the Haverhill Chemcial Plant on Sunday, April 27 Smoke and flames could be seen billowing from the Haverhill Chemcial Plant on Sunday, April 27

UPDATE:
Haverhill Chemicals Plant has released an additional statement about the Sunday, April 27 fire at their facility. According to the statement, "A preliminary assessment of the fire at Haverhill Chemicals indicates a phenol pump and bearings failed. The bearing failure caused the seals on the pump to release a small amount of phenol. The heat caused by the bearing failure resulted in the isolated fire, which was quickly extinguished by the on-site emergency response team."

Company officials also said in their statement both the Green Township and Porter Township Fire Departments  responded to the site and remained on standby, but the fire was extinguished when they arrived. The proper local, state and federal agencies were notified of the event soon after the incident, according to the statement released by Haverhill Chemicals.

These include the National Emergency Response Center, the Ohio Emergency Response Center and the Scioto County Emergency Management Agency. At this time, the root cause of the incident is still under investigation. We are committed to the safety of our employees and our community.
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ORIGINAL:

A fire broke out at the Haverhill Chemicals plant on Sunday, April 27 just after 8 p.m. according to dispatchers at Scioto County EMS.

In a statement released by Haverhill Chemicals, officials say at about 8:11 p.m. an isolated fire occurred at Haverhill Chemicals. The fire was put out by workers at the plant, and no off-site locations were damaged by flames or smoke.

The Green Township and Porter Township Fire departments. also responded but the fire was out by the time they arrived. They have remained on stand-by, according to the release from Haverhill Chemicals.

The proper local, state and federal agencies were notified, according to Haverhill Chemicals officials. These include the National Emergency Response Center, the Ohio Emergency Response Center and the Scioto County Emergency Management.

At this time, the cause of the fire is under investigation, according to the release.

Earlier this month, an employee of Haverhill Chemicals was killed in a unrelated accident.