Crews battle Covington Highway BioLab fire

Firefighters are on the scene of an early morning chemical fire.

At 4:30 a.m. a 9-1-1 caller reported smoke and a chemical smell coming from the area of BioLab on Old Covington Highway.

As a precautionary measure, residential evacuations were performed one mile north of Old Covington Highway to West Avenue inside the city limits of Conyers.

The fire was quickly contained and is completely out as of 7:00 a.m.

The fire is believed to have started as a result of a chemical reaction with a few 5 gallon buckets of chlorine powder pellets on one pallet. 

The evacuation area has been released and emergency crews are turning the scene over to BioLab officials.