MontCo Building Fire Sparks Hazmat Situation

A man suffered chemical burns over 60 percent of his body after a chemical fire inside a colorant company's facility caused a hazmat situation in Montgomery County Thursday night.

Fire crews responded to reports of a blaze at Penn Color Inc. on the 2800 block of Richmond Road, Hatfield around 9 p.m. The fire was declared under control at 9:32 p.m., according to officials.

Medics airlifted the man to Lehigh Valley Hospital. No word yet on his condition.

A second victim was transported to Lansdale Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to authorities.

Officials have yet to disclose what chemical was burned in the blaze, but the building contains potentially hazardous products, according to reports.  The Montgomery County Fire Marshal is investigating the fire's cause.

Doylestown-based Penn Color has multiple facilities along the East Coast, as well as in Europe and India, according to its website.

Contact Us