Employees, firefighters examined after north Huntsville business fire

Published: Jul. 31, 2018 at 9:48 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 31, 2018 at 10:07 PM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Huntsville Fire & Rescue responded to a fire at a business on Orchard Street just off Oakwood Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

The name of the business has not been confirmed but it was a plating company owned by Advanced Technical Finishing.

Officials say everyone is safe, but two employees and six firefighters went to Huntsville Hospital as a precaution.

They investigated but found no toxic chemicals.

The cause of the fire is not yet known, but the investigator will examine it Wednesday morning. An employee thought it might have been an electrical short near the chemicals.

The employee said there were flames 15 to 20 feet high. They called 911 after the fire extinguishers didn't work.

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