All-clear after fire, hazmat incident at Coopers Creek chemical plant in Montgomery County

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020
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Crews responded to a hazmat situation in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County.

UPPER MERION, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- Emergency crews have given the all-clear after a fire and hazmat situation at a chemical plant in Montgomery County Tuesday morning.

The incident began around 4:10 a.m. at the Coopers Creek Chemical Corporation plant on the 800 block of River Road in Upper Merion Township.

Officials said a small fire started in a boiler room, then spread to a large tank holding coal tar or creosote.

Fire officials gave all the all-clear around 7:30 a.m. They said there was no threat to the community.

No injuries were reported.

The hazmat situation shut down River Road (Route 23) for close to three hours.