Sprinkler system douses fire at chemical plant

A fire yesterday at a St. Albans chemical distribution plant was quickly brought under control by the facility's sprinkler system. A blaze broke out at the Brenntag plant on 1st Street and Kanawha County emergency services coordinator, Dale Petry, told the WV Gazette the fire was in a warehouse storage area containing 60 to 70 drums of flammable materials. The company hasn't issued any official comment.