Huntsville fire crews put out blaze at metal plating facility

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Firefighters have contained a fire in a metal plating facility.  Huntsville Fire and Rescue responded to Advanced Technical Finishing on Orchard Street at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Captain Frank McKenzie said crews were able to get the fire under control in around 10 minutes. Their real concern came from hazardous chemicals.  McKenzie says that ATF employees told emergency crews that nitric acid is among the chemicals they use at their business. Fire crews determined that nitric acid was not involved in the fire, but a cleaning solution similar to soap.

As a precaution six firefighters and two employees were taken to the hospital.  However, there are no reported injuries.  Investigators will be out Wednesday morning to determine the cause of the fire.