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Welding equipment causes odor in South Whitehall warehouse


Special to The Press

Cetronia firefighters, along with Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel, were dispatched at 12:41 p.m. Jan. 27 for a report of an inside hazard with victim at 5185 Crackersport Road, South Whitehall.

Also responding were units from Greenawalds Fire Department.

Employees reported a strong odor with some workers not feeling well.

Cetronia Ambulance Corps set up an EMS command on the northeast corner of the building to evaluate employees and transport to a hospital, if needed.

Cetronia and Greenawalds firefighters set up fire command at the southwest corner of the building.

Cetronia Tower 331 was set up and took firefighters to the roof of the building to check for any odors coming from the HVAC systems.

The cause of the odor was discovered to be welders working in the building.

Employees did not require transport to hospitals.

The incident was brought under control within 30 minutes of the dispatch.

Cetronia Fire Department Tower 331 was used Jan. 27 to investigate a reported odor at 5185 Crackersport Road, South Whitehall. The odor was from contractors using welding equipment in the building. PRESS PHOTO BY LOU WHEELAND