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Eyewitnesses report flames shooting into night sky at old Atochem facility in Tonawanda

Posted at 5:47 AM, Oct 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-30 05:47:24-04

TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) — An overnight fire in the Town of Tonawanda had firefighters working at the old Atochem plant, off Military Road.

Firefighters were called to the Sheridan Parkside neighborhood about 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Eyewitnesses told crews they saw flames shooting 20 feet in the air.

After an investigation, the fire chief told 7 Eyewitness News, landscaping debris is likely what caught fire, though it's unclear how.

The fire itself is not considered suspicious.

No one was hurt.