Chemical fire erupts at Parr Technologies in Elkhart

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(Bill Beck/Elkhart Truth)

A fire Friday morning at Parr Technologies in Elkhart originated in a tank of mineral spirits.

The fire in the 600 gallon tank was put out quickly after Elkhart Fire Department crews arrived due to its close proximity to a 4,000 gallon tank of an even more flammable chemical, according to WSBT.

One Parr employee was taken to a hospital with unspecified minor injuries. The man had reportedly been splashed by a chemical.

Elkhart Fire Chief Chad Carey said he expects Parr Technologies should be able to reopen in a couple days, and no dangerous chemicals were released during the incident.

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