GLYNN COUNTY, Georgia – Evacuations are underway after explosions and fire were reported near a chemical plant in Glynn County, Georgia, Monday morning.
The Symrise Chemical Plant at Colonel’s Island near Brunswich has been evacuated due to the uncontrolled fire.
“Hickory Bluff, Sanctuary Cove, Satilla Shores and Royal Oaks are being evacuated. Uncontrolled fire at the Symrise Chemical Plant at Colonel’s Island. The plant has been evacuated, and multiple explosions have been reported. Code Red has been engaged,” the Glynn County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
Gov. Brian Kemp issued a statement Monday morning about the fire to WSB-TV:
“Earlier today, local authorities alerted my office of a major fire at the Symrise chemical plant off of Highway 17 in Brunswick. I immediately instructed Director Stallings of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, Colonel Wright of the Georgia State Patrol, Director Rick Dunn of the Environmental Protection Division, and Georgia Department of Transportation leaders to direct all available state resources to assist local responders.
“As the situation develops throughout the day, Marty and I are asking our fellow Georgians to join us in praying for this community and the brave first responders actively battling this fire. Continue to consult local news and public safety officials for any updates.”