Fire at Brunswick chemical plant prompts evacuations

Jacksonville, Fl — Multiple explosions have occurred at a chemical plant in Brunswick, leading to multiple evacuations and shelter-in-place order.

Jacksonville and Savannah Hazmat crews are on scene at Symrise chemical plant. The chemicals are hydrogen peroxide pinene.

It’s too early to determine the cause of this morning’s fire and subsequent explosions, according to JFRD spokesman Eric Prosswimmer.

One firefighter was hospitalized for exhaustion, but otherwise there are no injuries.

Firefighters from several agencies are the Symrise plant in Glynn County. Multiple explosions have been reported and evacuations have been ordered in Hickory Bluff, Sanctuary Cove, Satilla Shores and Royal Oaks.

At least six people were in the plant at the time of the initial explosion, and all are accounted for.

More evacuations could come, according to fire and rescue. The fire was not under control as of 11 am.

This is a developing story, refresh for updates.

Update: Hickory Bluff, Sanctuary Cove, Satilla Shores and Royal Oaks are being evacuated. Uncontrolled fire at the...

Posted by Glynn County Sheriff's Office on Monday, November 7, 2022