October 22, 2014
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters have knocked down a six-hour blaze at a chemical storage yard in Orange County.
County fire Capt. Steve Concialdi tells City News Service that crews extinguished the Santa Ana blaze shortly before 7:15 a.m. Wednesday.
The fire began at around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday at the La Rosa Company, sending up huge flames and a heavy plume of smoke.
Concialdi says the yard contained more than 30 drums of chemicals such as acetone and alcohol that are used to make nail polish and other beauty products.
He says the barrels kept exploding. Because of the ash, firefighters were hosed down to decontaminate them. Crews also mopped up contaminated water runoff.
No injuries or evacuations are reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.