Tulsa Fire Department HazMat on scene at chemical facility

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Updated: 9/13/2013 1:34 pm Published: 9/13/2013 11:31 am

The Tulsa Fire Department HazMat crew is on the scene of a small fire in west Tulsa.

TFD officials said there was a small fire in the 2700 block of S. 25th West Ave. at a business that renders hazardous chemicals safe.

There was a small fire reaction out of some of the dry chemicals. TFD said the facility is in a remote area, there are a few houses nearby and they will check air quality.

TFD tested the air and found nothing toxic. Officials said some neighbors reported an odor, but that was just irritation, they were not in danger. 

TFD said the business, EQ Oklahoma, knows how to deal with hazardous materials.

The company released this statement: At approximately 7 a.m., plant personnel at EQ Oklahoma observed steam from a reaction taking place in an open-topped treatment box. After determining that the reaction was not abating, plant management called for fire emergency response at 9:35 a.m. and instructed the office and some plant personnel to assemble outside the main gate. By approximately 9:50 a.m., the Tulsa and Berryhill Fire Departments were onsite and the reaction had been brought under control. The company was treating metal-bearing wastes at the time of the reaction and is working with authorities to determine the cause.

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