Hazardous material causes explosion, fire in Winton Place

CINCINNATI -- An explosion and fire at a local business in Winton Place Wednesday night required the assistance of HAZMAT.

District Fire Chief Rob McWilliams said the blast happened shortly after 11 p.m. at Environmental Enterprises Inc., located at 4650 Spring Grove Avenue.

Employees told fire crews arriving at the scene an explosion and fire occurred in a flammable liquid storage area inside the building.

Investigators say the sprinkler system went off and contained the fire to one barrel.

Crews quickly extinguished the fire and isolated the burning barrel.

All employees were evacuated safely and no injuries were reported.

The incident is under investigation.

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