More than 100 firefighters respond to 4-alarm chemical plant fire
The blaze, which caused more than $2 million in damage, sent up a plume of smoke that was visible across a wide area
REEDLEY, Calif. — The Gar Tootelian agricultural chemical plant in Reedley caught fire, causing more than an estimated $2 million in damage and sending up a plume of smoke that was visible across a wide area.
The Fresno Bee reports more than 100 firefighters responded Sunday to the four-alarm blaze that, authorities say, burned about 25 percent of the 16,000 square-foot (1,486 sq. meters) complex.
Fresno County Cal Fire Capt. Jeremiah Wittwer says some workers were at the plant when the fire broke out, but no one was injured.
Fire officials are unsure of the cause of the blaze.
You may have heard that GAR had a major fire yesterday, August 6th. We are grateful for our First Responders for quick and safe containment pic.twitter.com/xajX3fWttn— Gar Tootelian, Inc. (@GTIPROS) August 7, 2017
Today's fire at our facility has been contained. Thank you all for your good wishes! pic.twitter.com/StQlRxN7fG— Gar Tootelian, Inc. (@GTIPROS) August 6, 2017
- Hazards and Hazmat