LFD reviews policies after responding to Tate and Lyle incident

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The Lafayette Fire Department is changing some policies after crews were called to reports of an explosion at the Tate and Lyle’s north plant this week.

Lafayette Fire Chief Richard Doyle said when firefighters arrived at the scene Wednesday, Tate and Lyle personnel told fire crews the situation was under control.

Doyle said because the Lafayette Fire Department works closely with Tate and Lyle personnel and provides training to them, fire crews left the scene because they felt confident the situation was under control.

However, in moving forward, Doyle said his crews will follow a new procedure to make sure everyone involved feels safe.

“If they’ve given us information that says the situation has been taken care of, we’ll send someone from our department in with their personnel,” Doyle explained. “They’ll verify what the situation is, and that it’s safe, and that we don’t need to provide any other further assistance. ”

Doyle said no one was injured in Wednesday’s incident.

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