MFD: Sulfuric acid starts fire inside factory - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

MFD: Sulfuric acid starts fire inside factory

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Memphis Fire Department responded to a hazardous material situation Monday morning.

MFD said a tank of sulfuric acid exploded on Directors Cove near Airways Boulevard and Democrat Road.

Multiple fire trucks responded to the scene, but a chief said the fire was small.

Firefighters said an employee was opening the factory, which makes chrome plates for medical devices, and smelled burning chemicals.

No one was hurt in the fire. The area is not dangerous at this time.

The cause of the explosion is currently under investigation.

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