HAZMAT crews respond to chemical plant on Grand Island

Posted at 2:25 PM, Mar 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-18 15:26:54-04

Erie County Fire investigators are trying to figure out what caused a fire at a Grand Island chemical plant today. Grand Island Fire officials said It happened at IsleChem LLC at 2801 Long Road at 12:30 pm. First responders say flames broke erupted in three labs on the second floor.

HAZMAT teams from Brighton and Erie County Emergencies Services were on the scene.

Seven emergency teams responded to the fire, including the Town of Tonawanda, Niagara Falls, and Erie County after the fire up upgraded to a two alarm. 

Grand Island Fire officials said the fire was under control by 1:47 pm and caused no immediate danger to the public.

IsleChem LLC was formerly known as Oxy Chemical.  

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.