Covington residents urged to shelter in place due to chemical plant fire

The “code red” alert is for residents in a mile radius of the plant.
Published: Jan. 10, 2022 at 9:04 PM EST
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KENTON COUNTY, Ky. (WXIX) - A shelter-in-place order has been issued for residents within a mile of a Covington chemical plant.

The plant, Silmar Chemicals, was on fire as of 9 p.m., according to Kenton County Dispatch.

It is located in Covington’s Latonia neighborhood.

A “code red” alert for residents in a mile radius of the plant went out shortly before 8:30 p.m., according to dispatch.

Residents are urged to shelter in place.

FOX19 obtained video from a nearby resident of a loud boom going off around 8:15 p.m.

A similar boom went off around 11 p.m. as we were at the scene.

We will update this developing story as more information becomes available.

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