- Associated Press - Monday, August 18, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Fort Worth fire authorities say 20 firefighters were exposed to hazardous chemicals at a commercial structure blaze.

Battalion Chief Richard Harrison tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram (https://bit.ly/VydCE3 ) that none of the firefighters have experienced health complications following the Saturday night fire. He says their protective clothing will be tested to identify exposure levels.

It took firefighters about 15 minutes to extinguish the flames at a metal finishing company in Fort Worth.

No one was at the plant during the fire and no injuries were reported. Harrison says tools including radios, hoses and trucks were decontaminated on-site.

Investigators determined the fire was accidental.



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Information from: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, https://www.star-telegram.com

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