An evacuation order has been issued to local residents after a chemical plant in Brunswick, Georgia exploded in a huge fireball.
Authorities issued a shelter-in-place order for anybody within a one-mile radius of the Pinova facility before evacuating the area as firefighters battled the massive blaze.
Firefighters from a number of brigades are at the scene battling the huge blaze accompanied by other emergency services.
The plant is thought to manufacture adhesive materials and everyday food products.
A message from Glynn County authorities read: “All personnel within one-half mile of Pinova Solutions should evacuate the area immediately.
“All personnel in Glynn County are advised to shelter in place until further notice.”
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According to the board of commissioners, the Jacksonville Fire Department has arrived for support and firefighters now have the blaze under control.
The board of commissioners also said in a Facebook post that there will be air drops of water onto the fire throughout the evening.
According to FOX 30, residents who live near the plant who were not evacuated are being asked to stay inside and avoid any activities outside that aren’t necessary.
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