Georgia Plant Fire Prompts Evacuations

Nov. 9, 2022
Officials evacuate 100 homes after a fire at a chemical plant on the coast of Georgia, about 70 miles south of Savannah.

Officials call for an evacuation within a one-mile radius of the Symrise plant on Colonel’s Island, Georgia, after a large fire broke out at the facility on Monday. A small group of employees reportedly were evacuated safely. The fire is said to have started with three explosions and is currently contained, according to an article from The Brunswick News.

About 100 homes reportedly were evacuated and two area schools sheltered in place due to concern over the potential release of hydrogen peroxide pinene, a chemical used in the production of fragrances. Hazmat crews from Savannah and Jacksonville were on the scene among a host of outside responders gathered to assist local firefighters. The Symrise plant reportedly produces ingredients used in perfumes, detergents and household cleaners.

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