Update Solingan-Greyfrath A toxic substance escaped after an incident in the Piepersberg industrial area on Thursday afternoon. A large number of firefighters are involved in Crawford. The result of the deployment has not yet been found.
At 2:05 p.m., the Solingan Fire Brigade was called to the business area in Pipersburg. After that, a spokesman for the fire department announced that a hazardous materials movement was operating there. A tank with a capacity of 800 liters is said to be tilted in a semi-trailer. “This led to a chemical reaction that resulted in the formation of a yellow-brown smoke cloud,” the spokesman continued.
It is not yet clear what material was released. Dangerous nitrous gases are suspected. “At the moment, our emergency services are busy exploring the subject under full protection,” the spokesman said. Once it is clear what material is involved, the next steps can be taken.
The Solingan Fire Brigade is stationed with three guards from the Professional Fire Brigade. There are 6 shut-off units on the site from Graffiti and 7 from Vault. They are supported by an environmental protection train and a special vehicle for hazardous materials operations by the Wuppertal Fire Brigade. According to a spokesman and the entire executive staff of the Solingon Fire Brigade, the fire brigade’s extinguishing units are also operational. “We’re talking about a whole alarm situation here.” A total of 120 emergency services are involved, and 70 are on site.
The city of Solingan announced that anyone living near the business area would be asked to come around the area and visit the closed rooms. All windows and doors should be closed until clear. Warning apps and sirens like Nina and Cutworn were triggered to warn people. The fire brigade and the city provide information through social media. A spokesman for the fire department said it was not immediately clear when the operation would end.