- Associated Press - Friday, October 9, 2015

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Officials say no one has been injured after a fire broke out at a chemical plant in southwest Wichita.

The fire at the Occidental Chemicals plant was reported just before 5 p.m. Thursday. Sedgwick County Fire Marshal Dan Wegner said the fire was contained to the storage facility of the plant and was extinguished shortly before 6 p.m.

According to Occidental’s plant manager Steve Hieger, the fire originated inside a sodium chlorite container. Hieger said the incident will have minimal impact on the plant’s operations and there is no environmental danger as a result of the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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