Chemical fire causes partial building collapse at OMNIS Bailey building in Washington County

  • Source: KDKA-TV CBS 2 Pittsburgh
  • Published: 05/21/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO: A chemical fire caused a partial building collapse at the OMNIS Bailey Building on the Washington-Greene County line. According to West Finley Volunteer Fire Department Chief Steve Emery, the chemical fire started shortly before 6:30 a.m. on Monday. When his department arrived on the scene, they couldn't enter the building. They called in the Waynesburg and City of Washington fire departments for ladder tower trucks, as they began to shuttle water. Chief Emery said there's diesel fuel in the building and other hazardous materials. The facility uses a machine to take out slurry from the mine and reproduce it to make fertilizer. As of now, the origins of the fire are unknown. There are also no injuries. Chief Emery told KDKA-TV that he called for an evacuation of houses from Enon Church Road to Route 18 in that area.


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