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Watch: Fire ignites night sky as Madison chemical plant goes up in flames

Multiple fire departments assisted at the scene.

MADISON, Ohio — Flames filled the night sky in Lake County as firefighters battled an overnight blaze at ChemMasters on Edwards Street in Madison Village.

Video from the fire posted on Twitter by Steve Harvey (watch multiple clips below) shows a fireball erupting at the scene.

There were no evacuations, but people were being asked to avoid the area.

Madison Fire Chief Tod Baker says the building that caught fire housed dry materials, meaning no chemicals were burned in the incident.

“Because of the size of the fire, water supply was one of the challenges," Baker tells 3News. "Big building, big fire requires big water, so that was a challenge. The location was also a challenge. There’s one narrow entrance in and one narrow entrance out. The biggest challenge was trying to protect the tank farms that are here that store chemicals.”

No injuries were reported and the cause remains under investigation as of Wednesday morning.

Several fire departments assisted at the scene after the blaze broke out before 10 p.m. Monday. The flames have since been extinguished.

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No additional details were immediately available, but stay with 3News as we will update this story once more information is released.


Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated fire story on Aug. 15, 2022.

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