All CATEGORIES
☰ Menu


City of Canton reviews inspections after factory fire

Associated Press

Print
Add This

CANTON: The city is reviewing its building inspection process and considering rules for vacant properties after an accidental factory fire prompted the evacuation of a 20-block area.

Firefighters say workers were removing sulfur blocks used by a former Canton container company and probably created friction that led to the fire last month. It released potentially harmful sulfur dioxide into the air, spurring an evacuation.

The safety director says the city is reviewing its inspection procedures for possible improvements.

The Repository in Canton reports the owner of the building wasn’t under any order to remove the sulfur blocks.

Facilities also are required to report some hazardous materials to the local emergency planning commission, but it says the closed container company didn’t file a report about the sulfur.


Print
Add This


MORE IN NEWS MORE IN NEWS >
EDITORS' PICKS

OHIO.COM VIDEOS

RealEstate
Loading...
Ohio.com Real Estate Listing Image
Norton
$154,900
Ohio.com Real Estate Listing Image
Akron
$369,900
Ohio.com Real Estate Listing Image
Hudson
$299,900
Ohio.com Real Estate Listing Image
Cuyahoga Falls
$245,000
Ohio.com Real Estate Listing Image
North Canton
$234,900
Ohio.com Real Estate Listing Image
Green
$169,900
Ohio.com Real Estate Listing Image
Akron
$695,000
Ohio.com Real Estate Listing Image
New Franklin
$159,900
Ohio.com Real Estate Listing Image
Hudson
$286,900
Ohio.com Real Estate Listing Image
Stow
$189,900
Ohio.com Real Estate Listing Image
Hudson
$249,900
Ohio.com Real Estate Listing Image
Russell Township
$365,000
Ohio.com Real Estate Listing Image
Wadsworth
$424,900
Ohio.com Real Estate Listing Image
Canton
$179,900
Ohio.com Real Estate Listing Image
Copley
$349,000
Ohio.com Real Estate Listing Image
Massillon
$179,900
Ohio.com Real Estate Listing Image
Akron
$269,900
Ohio.com Real Estate Listing Image
Hudson
$329,000
Ohio.com Real Estate Listing Image
Hudson
$475,000
Ohio.com Real Estate Listing Image
Cuyahoga Falls
$499,900
Prev Next