Firefighters contain fire at chemical plant in Ledyard

Smoke rising from a fire at the Americas Styrenics plant in Ledyard (WTNH / Report-It)

LEDYARD, Conn. (WTNH) — Firefighters remain on the scene of a fire at the Americas Styrenics plant on Route 12 in the Gales Ferry section of Ledyard Wednesday afternoon.

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Firefighters on the scene of a fire at a chemical plant in Ledyard (WTNH / Tina Detelj)

Just after 2:30 p.m., firefighters from the Gales Ferry Volunteer Fire Company posted to their facebook page that the fire was active, and to ask people to avoid the area.

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Entrance to the chemical facility off of Route 12 in the Gales Ferry section of Ledyard (WTNH / Tina Detelj)

It is unclear what may have started the fire, or if there are any injuries. Firefighters reported that the fire originated in a building on the property that is still under construction, and not part of the main Americas Styrenics plant.

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(WTNH / Tina Detelj)

Firefighters from neighboring towns have responded, including foam trucks and hazmat units. Viewers sent in Report-It photos to News 8 showing large plumes of smoke coming from area.

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(WTNH / Report-It)

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