Children's Corner Learning Center, strip mall evacuated due to GenPak warehouse fire in Middletown

Parents were called to the Children's Corner Learning Center to pick up their children after a fire broke out at the GenPak manufacturing plant. (5/5/14)

MIDDLETOWN - A Middletown day care center and strip mall were evacuated as a precaution to avoid potentially dangerous fumes from a warehouse fire this morning.

Parents were called to the Children's Corner Learning Center to pick up their children after a fire broke out at the GenPak plant on Republic Plaza.

Multiple fire departments and hazmat crews battled the fire, which began in a concrete storage room filled with huge rolls of plastic. That plastic, used to make food packaging, is toxic when it burns.

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It took firefighters about two hours to bring the blaze under control.

Two firefighters were hurt and taken to the hospital.  Neither of the firefighters’ injuries were considered life-threatening.

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