BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A shelter-in place was issued for residents within a mile radius of the Pinova plant in Brunswick after a large fire was reported.
Glynn County officials tweeted the order out at 3:34 p.m. Saturday, saying the Brunswick Fire Department and Glynn County Fire were at the scene.
By 6:15 p.m., the Jacksonville Fire Department arrived to assist the two teams. Meanwhile, several roads nearby were temporarily closed for an expected flyover drop by Georgia Forestry to help combat the fire.
By 8:30 p.m., Brunswick's Assistant Fire Chief Laurence Cargile and Mayor Cosby Johnson announced the fire was contained without injury.
The Red Cross set up a shelter at Howard Coffin Park for those needing a place to stay for the night.
A black plume of smoke seen rising over the Pinova plant in Brunswick, Ga. (Credit: Lee Mobley)
A viewer provided FOX 5 Atlanta with photos and a video of the incident. Thick black smoke could be seen rising over the plant for hours.
That viewer told FOX 5 they saw a similar fire at the location around 7:30 a.m.
Officials have also not yet revealed what caused the fires.
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What is the Pinova Plant in Brunswick GA?
Pinova is a plastic resin manufacturer – using raw materials to create rosin and polyterpene resins. According to Pinova Solutions' website, the company produces products for clients in over 100 countries.