Chemical Fire At Soap Factory Prompts Evacuations In Amityville, New York, USA

Chemical Alert

A chemical fire at a soap factory promoted a major hazardous materials situation in Amityville, Long Island Tuesday.
 
The fire broke out late Tuesday afternoon at the AlPak Soap Company, at 175 Dixon Ave., officials told CBS2.
 
Workers were mixing products at the factory when there was a delay that caused a plume of gas to form, police said.
 
Suffolk County fire and police crews, and firefighters from Amityville and Babylon, were called to the scene, officials said.
 
Several neighboring homes on Overland and Dixon avenues were evacuated, officials said.
 
No injuries were reported.
Courtesy of cbslocal

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