One Man Hospitalized, Homes Evacuated After Major Fire in St. Catharines
A fire that caused a series of explosions has left one person in the hospital and a number of homes and businesses have been evacuated. The fire broke out at a hazardous material company in St. Catharines. There are also concerns that some of the chemicals might leak into the lake, which the crews are trying to prevent.
Shortly after 6:30 a.m., a fire broke out at a hazardous material company called Sonix located at 20 Keefer Road, St. Catharines. St. Catharines Fire Chief Dave Upper stated that when the crews reached the scene, explosions continued to go off. “Explosions were continuing in the facility for about a good 45 minutes while they were on scene,” he said.
ATTN. #StCatharines – Explosions – North End – Seaway Haulage Rd / Keefer Rd.
STAY indoors out of the smoke. Officers evacuating nearby homes and businesses.
Road Closusres. Stay out of the area.
More info. to come as available. pic.twitter.com/aw56CU7a1f
— NRPS (@NiagRegPolice) January 12, 2023