Hazmat team investigates oil spill after boiler room fire

(Provided Photo/Wayne Township Fire Department)
(Provided Photo/Wayne Township Fire Department)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Wayne Township firefighters worked for about 45 minutes to get a boiler room fire under control on the city’s west side Saturday morning.

Fire crews responded to the 4300 block of West Morris Street around 4:50 a.m. to a business called Henry Co. The company makes seal coating used in asphalt.

According to a release, the original call came through the alarm company. An employee arrived to find fire coming from an exhaust stack.

When firefighters arrived they found fire in the boiler room. The fire was contained to the boiler that is used to keep asphalt warm.

The fire was brought under control in about 45 minutes. There were no employees on site at the time of the fire.

A hazardous materials (hazmat) team was called to the scene to investigate an oil spill from the boiler. This was the result of water being applied to the fire. No one was hurt.

Fire officials said around 7:15 a.m. that Morris Street, between Rinaldi Street and Plainfield Avenue, was closed because of the fire.

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