Okla. chemical fire burns one

Officials say one person was injured when a flash fire erupted at a chemical plant near Woodward.

Woodward County Emergency Management Director Matt Lehenbauer says firefighters were called at 8:53 a.m. Tuesday about a fire at Deepwater Chemicals near the Woodward Airport.

Lehenbauer says an employee was loading 40 pounds of red
phosphorous into a processor when the fire began and burned the
employee. The worker was taken to a Woodward hospital, but
Lehenbauer didn't release the worker's condition or name.

He says the rest of the building and two nearby businesses were
evacuated as fire crews extinguished the blaze. Employees weren't immediately allowed to return to work because of concern about inhalation hazards. the fire was contained to the building.


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