Injuries Reported After PA Truck Fire

Several people were sent to the hospital after a truck fire in Ortanna, Pennsylvania.

A tractor-trailer caught fire this morning at Knouse Foods in Orrtanna, according to WHTM (http://bit.ly/1heHXh0). Nearby residents are being told to shelter in place, as a chemical that burned in the truck is a hazardous substance and an irritant to the respiratory system.

A hazardous materials team as well as multiple ambulances and fire department swere dispatched to the plant. The fire has been brought under control.

Read additional details at http://bit.ly/1heHXh0.

For more on hazardous materials reponse for firefighters, consider Hazmat Survival Tips: Hazardous Materials Incident Size-Up, Hazmat Survival Tips: 10 Common Errors Committed During Incidents, and Hazmat Survival Tips: 10 Initial Response Considerations for First Responders.

 

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