3 injured in Valdosta chemical plant blast - FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com

3 injured in Valdosta chemical plant blast

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in south Georgia say at least three people have been injured in a chemical explosion that rocked an industrial complex.

Valdosta fire officials say more than 40 firefighters responded to the blaze at the Gil Harbin Industrial Park Wednesday afternoon with help from Lowndes County sheriff's officials, Moody Air Force Base, the Georgia State Patrol and the FBI.

Police say the fire and explosions appeared to be coming from a facility that processes hazardous and non-hazardous waste materials. The cause of the fire and explosion is unclear.

The Valdosta Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/16lunpW ) the blast prompted road closures and an evacuation near the facility. Authorities say three people have been hospitalized and the extent of their injuries wasn't immediately clear.

 

Information from: The Valdosta Daily Times, http://valdostadailytimes.com/

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices