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Half-mile radius shelter-in-place issued following a large chemical plant fire in Glynn County

Residents living within 1/2 mile radius of plant are urged to evacuate as crews battle the blaze

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The Pinova Plant, a company that manufactures plastic resin and is situated on Cook Street in Brunswick, experienced a significant fire on Saturday morning that has reignited, and the fire departments of Brunswick City and Glynn County are still attempting to control it.

The Glynn County Board of Commissioners has issued an evacuation order for residents living at least half a mile away from the plant, which was issued around 5:30 p.m.

At around 3:30 p.m., residents living within a one-mile radius of the Pinova Plant were ordered to shelter-in-place by Glynn County officials due to the wind conditions.

This order applies to those residing on St. Simons Island and north of the St. Simons Island Airport, and will remain in effect until further notice.

In order to fight the fire, crews from Wayne and Camden counties are being brought in to assist Brunswick and Glynn counties fire crews.

The Glynn County Board of Commissioners stated this morning that there were no injuries or public threats, and the fire was contained.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.


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