UPDATE: Large fire reported at warehouse in Marietta
A large fire is being reported at a warehouse in Marietta, and video from the scene showed thick black smoke and flames coming from the building.
Friday, May 23rd 2014, 10:57 pm EDT
MARIETTA, GA (AP) - Authorities say a massive fire at a chemical plant outside Atlanta that spewed black smoke and flames visible for miles has been extinguished.
Marietta Police Officer David Baldwin said in a statement that smoke from the fire that started about 8 p.m. Friday in a warehouse owned by AmRep was nontoxic and posed no threat to residential areas. The company website describes the warehouse about 20 miles northwest of Atlanta as a specialty chemical manufacturer and packager.
Baldwin says Marietta firefighters and three other departments extinguished the blaze around 4 a.m. No injuries were reported.
Baldwin says people were evacuated from nearby businesses and damage was reported to an adjacent business.
No cause has been determined. Baldwin told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the investigation isn't expected to be completed Saturday.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A large fire is being reported at a warehouse in Marietta, and video from the scene showed thick black smoke and flames coming from the building.
Marietta Police Officer David Baldwin told an Atlanta newspaper that the fire started in a warehouse on Industrial Park Drive, off Cobb Parkway . Businesses in the area were being evacuated and almost two miles of Cobb Parkway was shut down.
No information about injuries was immediately available.
The area is about 20 miles northwest of Atlanta.
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