Crews respond to fire on Cambridge Drive

Two individuals were injured when a chemical fire broke out at Axel Plastics Research Laboratories, Inc., earlier today.

At approximately 2:20 p.m. today, fire, EMS and police responded to Axel Plastics Research Laboratories, Inc., located at 50 Cambridge Drive, for a reported fire in the building with an injured party.

This was a chemical fire that was extinguished prior to the fire department’s arrival, according to Monroe Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Catalano.

Two employees were injured in the incident and transported to a local hospital by EMS, said Catalano. The extent of the injuries are still not known.

The cause of the incident is under investigation by the Monroe Fire Marshal’s Office and the State of CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).

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