Residents evacuate as 'multiple explosions' at Symrise Chemical Plant in Georgia cause massive fire
The Glynn County Board of Commissioners said that one firefighter has ‘suffered minor injuries’
GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA: In southeastern Georgia, residents were told to evacuate the area at the earliest after "multiple explosions" were heard at a chemical plant on Colonel’s Island on Monday, November 7. The police confirmed that the blasts have led to a fire and it is causing an impact to Symrise Chemical Plant just outside of Brunswick, added the Glynn County Sheriff’s Office.
"The plant has been evacuated, and multiple explosions have been reported. There is a multi-agency fire detail on the scene with more en route," the sheriff’s office said. In the image released by the Glynn County Sheriff’s Office, enormous plumes of smoke can be seen rising from the facility due to the explosions. The authorities are still trying to find the cause of the alleged explosions.
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On its official website, Symrise organization describes itself as an "inspiring fragrance, flavor, natural nutrition and cosmetic ingredients solutions" creator for a number of brands all over the world. The makers told Fox News Digital in a statement, "Given first estimates, no one got injured and there is no danger to employees or residents. Local fire brigades and police fully control the situation on site."
The company, Symrise added, "The fire occurred during the regular production hours for the manufacture of fragrance ingredients. Currently Symrise has no reason to believe that the fire will cause additional health hazards to the local community." The Glynn County Board of Commissioners later said one firefighter suffered minor injuries and that the blaze is "contained" and "will burn out."
In an update on this recent multiple explosions, the Glynn County Board of Commissioners said that one firefighter has "suffered minor injuries" and the massive blaze is now "contained" and "will burn out" soon. The areas that are being evacuated currently, include, the Hickory Bluff, Satilla Shores, and Royal Oaks neighborhoods were being evacuated, the board revealed.
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