Six explosions blow at Newburyport chemical manufacturing company come with no injuries but a hole in the roof
A chemical manufacturing business in Newburyport was shaken by a series of explosions early Thursday morning.
Initially there were three explosions when the firefighters arrived at the scene around 4:30 a.m. after fire alarm went off. The evacuation of the overnight workers followed the first explosions and then three more thundered.
The blasts left a hole in the roof. No injuries were reported, according to the authorities.
As of now the firefighters could not get an access back into the building yet, so there is nothing known about the cause of the explosions. Special resources have been involved in fighting the fire as it was declared “level 2 hazmat response.” Firefighters will send a robot into the building to assess the damage.
“At this point, we haven’t got sight on what caused it, we know what area of the building it was. I’m not going to comment on what we think the chemical was, but we’re waiting for the state hazmat team to put together a game plan to enter the building and find out what’s going on,” Newburyport Deputy Fire Chief Steve Bradbury said.
No further information is available at the moment of the investigation.