Spanish Fork Fire & EMS Responds to Resin Cloud

Published February 9, 2023

SPANISH FORK, Utah -- At 10:37 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8, Spanish Fork Fire & EMS and the Utah County Special Response Team were dispatched to an industrial building near 1900 N 300 W for a potentially toxic cloud.

The Utah County Special Response Team (SRT) consists of 16 combined units from Saratoga Springs, American Fork, Pleasant Grove, Lehi, and Provo that respond to hazardous material calls.

Shortly after arriving on scene, Fire & EMS determined that a resin cloud in the air was caused by a production unit exceeding 150 degrees. The cloud was determined to be nontoxic and SRT response was canceled.

“We were able to measure the air inside the facility and give the all-clear for the evacuated workers to return to the building,” Chief Eddie Hales said. “The air was well-ventilated and non-toxic. There were no injuries during the incident.

“We thank our partners across the county for their quick and able response and are grateful this did not turn out to be a toxic incident,” commented Hales.