Tank explodes, causes fire at chemical plant in Delaware County

ESSINGTON, Pa. (WPVI) -- Fire crews responded to a chemical testing facility after reports of an explosion early Thursday.

It happened around 1 a.m. at Intertek USA on the 300 block of Erickson Avenue in Essington.

Officials said an oxygen tank exploded outside of a building on the property. A fire then spread to the exterior of the building.

Firefighters quickly placed the fire under control.

There are no reports of any injuries at this time.
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