Chemical Plant Fire in Suffolk Latest Reminder of Dangers to Neighbors
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Cameron Chemicals off Old Dill Road in Suffolk, Virginia (VA), burst into flames Sunday afternoon, Dec. 6. No one was injured, but residents in two homes mere blocks from the facility that produces specialty fertilizers had to evacuate for several hours. As Suffolk spokeswoman Debbie George explained to WAVY TV 10, while no toxic chemicals or fumes were detected, "There's great concern whenever there's a fire that involves chemicals because not only do you have to deal with the fire and the flames themselves, but you also have to be concerned about your firefighters and the citizens."
Investigators have yet to determine the cause of the Cameron Chemicals fire. Depending on what evidence and conclusions emerge, any firefighters or HAZMAT personnel who responded to the blaze, and any members of the evacuated families, could hold the company liable for short-term health problems such as asthma or longer-term results of chemical exposure such as cancer.