DEP Monitors Fumes From 4-Alarm Fire

Fumes from a big fire at a plastics manufacturing building in Northampton County were affecting some people in the area. About 50 people were assessed and a handful treated Friday afternoon for illnesses "due to fumes," according to Northampton County officials.

The fumes were coming from a four-alarm fire at National Plastics and Manufacturing Company on McFadden Road in Palmer Township, near Easton.

The county's Emergency Management Director told The Express-Times that there was no reason for the public to be concerned at this time. Bob Mateff told the paper that the air quality and water in the area were being monitored by a hazmat team as well as the state's Department of Environmental Protection.

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