PLUM (KDKA) — A business was on fire after a reported explosion at the site.
The affected business is Affival, a steel manufacturer. It is located on Eastern Avenue in Plum.
Firefighters, medics and a Hazmat team responded to the fire. The Unity Township fire chief said that one of the machines workers had been using exploded, and water could not be used to douse it out due to it being a chemical fire with titanium powder.
The Hazmat Dry Team handled putting out the fire in 45 minutes. 12 people had been in the building when the fire started.
Three people have been taken to the hospital for inhalation issues, according to fire crews, but they do not believe anyone’s condition is life-threatening.
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