A shelter-in-place order issued for people who live within a mile of a chemical plant in Fort Wright on Monday night has been lifted. The precautionary order was issued after an explosion was reported at around 8:16 p.m. at the Interplastic Corporation at 3535 Latonia Ave.The order was lifted about 2 a.m., according to Fox19.Emergency crews from Fort Wright and several other surrounding agencies responded to the plant after an explosion was reported involving a storage vessel housing a polyester resin, according to a statement issued by the City of Fort Wright.
The situation is active but contained and no immediate threat is believed to exist. As the chemical resin continues to cool down it is off gassing and occassionally emitting a loud popping noise. These are not considered explosions but rather a normal cooling process.