Homes evacuated after hydrogen trailer fire in Chester County

WEST WHITELAND, Pa. - August 3, 2011

The fire was reported around 10:30 a.m. at 1401 King Road in West Whiteland, Pa. at a company called Johnson Matthey.

An evacuation has been ordered for 1300 feet around the fire.

Patty Mains, a spokeswoman for Chester County Department of Emergency Services, says the trailer is still on fire at the Johnson Matthey plant. She says the plant itself was evacuated, as well as some houses in the area.

The view from Chopper 6 HD showed a number of people standing outside the building while firefighters worked to douse the flames.

One person was injured. The victim was taken to Crozer Chester Medical Center in an unknown condition.

King Road is shut down between Ravine and Phoenixville Pike.

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