Selkirk and Elsmere ladders were requested to Noryl Avenue at the SABIC facility (Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation), for a train car releasing a chemical into the air. The chemical was identified as a styrene monomer. The smell of the chemical compound could be picked up in Voorehsville, and later a Stage 1 evacuation was issued. Many roads were shut down in the area. Multiple fire and law enforcement agencies were also called to stage at the Elm Avenue Park. The situation was not believed to be harmful to the community and there were no injuries reported. Tower ladders were used to keep the rail car cool.
– Fire News photos by Simon Lindmark and Martin E. Miller