No danger to environment, water after fire at NKY steel plant

No danger to environment, water after fire at NKY steel plant
Fire crews are on scene at Plant Technologies off U.S. 42 in Ghent, Gallatin County. (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Matt Wood)

GALLATIN COUNTY, KY. (FOX19) - The fire at a northern Kentucky steel plant that caused a shelter-in-place advisory early Monday morning is out, officials say.

Gallatin County Emergency Management says no chemicals from Steel Technologies in Ghent were on fire and none were released into the air.

They say they issued the shelter-in-place due to the lack of knowledge about what was burning in the facility. They continued until a hazmat team could investigate it.

The area for the advisory was determined based on the wind direction.

Hazmat officials determined all vessels were intact and not leaking.

Earlier Monday morning, a code red was issued to Gallatin County dispatch, Carroll County dispatch, and Switzerland County dispatch.

Gallatin County schools were notified to hold all bus traffic in the area, but school campuses were never in any danger due to the wind direction.

Emergency Management says the EPA was notified and responded to the scene to do their inspection of the vessels.

There is no danger to the environment or water at this time, they say.

A fire at Steel Technologies prompted a shelter-in-place Monday morning.
A fire at Steel Technologies prompted a shelter-in-place Monday morning.

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