Update: Shelter In Place Order in Whitestown Lifted
Update: 4:20 PM. According to the NYS Alert System, the Shelter in Place Order in Whitestown has been lifted. No other details are available. Check back later for an update.
Due to a potential hazmat incident at Pursuit Aerospace on Halsey Road, residents on Abbey Road, Kingsley Court and Crown Lane in the town of Whitestown are asked to shelter in place.
According to authorities, the New York Mills Fire Department, and the Utica Fire Department's Hazmat team have responded and are at the scene.
Pursuit Aerospace is a global manufacturer of complex aircraft engine components that are developed through highly integrated processes, that would require and include chemicals, according to sources.
Sources say the company makes aircraft parts, and uses titanium and other chemicals for processing. According to their website, the company manufacturers "high-quality conventional and precision forgings from superalloys, titanium, aluminum, stainless steel, and nickel alloys." Sources say, the chemicals are used to smooth the parts to precision in order to qualify them for use in aerospace.
There are no confirmed injuries currently, according to authorities.
There are no other confirmed details at this time.
Stay tuned for more details.