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Hazmat crews respond to fire at St. Bernard's Vulcan Oil Company

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CINCINNATI - Fire crews fought a blaze at a St. Bernard plant Tuesday night caused by a mechanism in the building.

A passing motorist noticed unusual smoke rising from Vulcan Oil Company located at 5353 Spring Grove Avenue at about 11:30 p.m. and reported it to 911 dispatchers. Firefighters responded and found a fire growing inside the plant.

The blaze started when an 8 foot by 10 foot "hot box" that is used to heat up two 55-gallon drums of Polyisobutylene caught fire. While the fire was contained to the hot box, hazardous material crews responded to the scene to help with the response.

Firefighters put water and foam on the hot box to subdue the flames. Fire crews left the scene after the blaze was put at about 3:30 a.m.

Officials say there is no environmental threat to the community. Also, no one was working at the plant at the time of the fire, so no one was injured.

Crews from St. Bernard, Norwood, Anderson and Golf Manor responded to the fire.

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