AKRON, Ohio — Akron firefighters are investigating a hazardous materials fire Monday night.
The fire started at Akron Coating and Adhesive Inc. on Stanton Road around 8:30 p.m. Monday.
Akron Fire Department Lt. Sierjie Lash says one employee was inside the business and reported what sounded like a possible explosion. The employee was able to get out of the building safely.
Akron Fire officials blocked off half a block surrounding the building and evacuated homes inside that perimeter.
Crews are headed home for some well deserved rest. About 830pm last night, crews responded to the 300 block of Stanton for a building fire. No injuries to FFs or civilians. Thank you to the @sheetz on Waterloo for helping out with coffee and ice last night. #330forthe330 pic.twitter.com/NN0izT1ffv— Akron Professional Firefighters L330🚒🚑🇺🇸 (@fire_330) May 25, 2021
Firefighters were unable to enter the building because of the hazardous materials inside. Fire officials say Akron Coating and Adhesive employees were there to advise firefighters.
Akron Fire did send a drone equipped with a camera up to survey the scene safely.