Boiler room fire causes oil spill at west side business

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 22, 2014) — A Hazmat team was on scene investigating an oil spill after a boiler room fire at a business on the city’s west side, Saturday morning.

Flames erupted at Henry Company in the 4300 block of West Morris Street,  just before 5 a.m.

Firefighters were able to keep the flames contained to the boiler room, and crews had the fire under control in 45 minutes. Wayne Township, IFD and Decatur Township fire crews all helped handle the incident.

The original call came through an alarm company. An employee arrived to find fire coming from and exhaust stack. That person was able to advice fire crews as to what materials were in the building. The company makes seal coating used in asphalt and deals with potentially hazardous materials.

No employees were in the building when the fire began, and no one was injured.

A Hazmat team was last investigating an oil spill from the boiler due to water applied to fire. Fire officials said they’d be done with the scene once they got the oil contained and made sure there was no run off.

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