September, 1984

This is a repeating event

198415SepAll DayLaporte (Warrington) Fire 1984Laporte Warrington (GB)Industry:ChemicalsCountry:United KingdomLanguage:ENLoC:Fire exposure Origin: Marsh Incident:FIREHazards:OxidisingImpact:HUMAN (Offsite At Risk)Effects:EnvironmentalMaterial:Peroxides


A fire started in the oxidization plant. Some 130 firemen using 25 appliances controlled the blaze after four hours. The local railway line, ship canal, and roads were closed and 200 people evacuated. The plant was rebuilt with larger spacing to obtain authorities approval.

[ Property Damage $62 Million. Estimated Current Value $158 Million ]

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