'Chemical explosion' reported at Auburn plant

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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 3:15 pm | Updated: 9:39 pm, Tue Jul 16, 2013.

Fire and rescue personnel responded to an incident where a chemical fire occurred in Auburn.

According to Dow Sport, A-shift battalion chief for the Auburn Fire Division, a call was received at 3:03 p.m. regarding a fire in a shipping container at Auburn Chemical Company, located on Fieldview Drive. The fire involved the chemical thermite, a combination of metal powder fuel and metal oxide that can produced temperatures of over 4,000 degree Fahrenheit when ignited.

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