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Cause of fire at Butler County oils plant undetermined

Firefighters quickly brought a fire at a Butler County industrial plant under control Friday morning and no injuries were reported, officials said.

The first report of the fire at the Sonnenborn Corp. plant along Route 268 in Fairview came in at 3 a.m., emergency dispatchers said.

Flames began on the top of a storage tank that contains petrolatums, which is used to make Vaseline, said Anita Orzcso, human resources director for the plant. She did not know the size of the tank.

The blaze was brought under control quickly, dispatchers said. The cause of the fire hasn’t been determined, Orzcso said. The plant’s operations were unaffected by the fire.

The 250-acre plant, built in 1885, manufactures white oils, petrolatums and microcrystalline waxes, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


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