Friday, September 15, 2017

Chemical explosion near Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (KLAL)

LAKELAND (FOX 13) - Lakeland officials are gathering information about a reported explosion near Lakeland Linder Regional Airport.

Initial reports indicate there was a chemical explosion at Ruthven warehouses on Drane Field Road. 

The Lakeland Fire Department says four people were injured, but there were no fatalities "as of yet." 

The chemicals reported to be involved are Toluene, which is used in work operations involving paint, metal cleaners, adhesives and other products.

Sodium Hypochlorite is the main ingredient in laundry bleach.

Fire officials said there was not an active fire at the scene.

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