FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Fire officials said they are concerned about chemical exposure from the business in the area and are advising motorists to avoid it.
“The only suggestions I can give to people out there is if there is concern, stay in your house and shut the windows. I don’t want to alarm anyone, but there’s no point in going outside in this plume until we have some more information from our hazardous material team that’s in action right now,” said Fire Chief Pete Kelly. Read more…
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Smoke billows from Momper Insulation in Fort Wayne, Ind., Oct. 30, 2011. Police evacuated area residents about 1 p.m. A passing motorist called in the fire on the city's west side at about 11:30 a.m., and three hours later the blaze remained out of control, Fire Chief Pete Kelly said. Firefighters were expected to remain on the scene Sunday evening and possibly overnight, he said.