This month, a number of residents in Glynn and Camden County area were asked to evacuate due to multiple explosions at a local chemical plant. The Glenn County Sheriff’s office spokesperson confirmed that a large fire occurred at the Symrise Chemical Plant.
According to its website, Symrise is reported to produce over 34,000 products in more than 150 countries. Most of the additives made at the plant are used in the production of perfumes, beverages, nutritional items, oral care, probiotics, and pet nutrition.
Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Capt. Eric Prosswimmer stated that the fire was from hydrogen peroxide pinene. The fire occurred at the Symrise Chemical Plant during normal business hours. There were approximately eight personnel working at the plant, all of whom are reported as accounted for. In total, 1.3 million gallons of water were used put the fire out.
According to reports, the initial explosion and fire continued to burn causing a nearby tank to explode. According to a spokesman for Symrise Chemical Plant, they do not believe that the fire will cause additional health hazards to the local community and the company said it will closely cooperate and support local authorities in analyzing the causes of the fire as soon as the authorities allow a return to the area.
If you or someone you know has suffered injuries or the loss of a family member due to an industrial explosion and/or fire, contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz, & Stogner by calling 713-396-3964 or toll-free at 1-800-594-4884.