Fire crews put out 2-alarm fire at chemical plant in Salt Lake City

Posted at 8:41 AM, May 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-16 16:25:34-04

SALT LAKE CITY – Fire crews have put out a 2-alarm fire at a chemical plant in Salt Lake City near 2334 Directors Row in Salt Lake City.

Authorities have not said how the fire started.

No one was seriously injured.

It appears the fire started at the Brenntag Pacific building.

Here is an update from SLC Fire crews:

The fire originated in an add-on structure, connected to the main building. This area is used primarily for the storage of empty plastic drums, which had been used to store various chemicals. Several drums, ranging in sizes from 55 to 500-gallon, were damaged during the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The fire extended into the building, activating suppression sprinklers. Fire crews had the fire under control within 20 minutes of arrival, and completely extinguished shortly thereafter.

No injuries were reported. All 15 employees who were at the business at the time of the fire had evacuated the building prior to the arrival of fire crews.

Do to residual amount of chemicals in the drums, the water used to fight the fire became contaminated prior to going down the drains. All of the drains on site are contained, and business owners will work with the Salt Lake County Health Department to properly remove the water.