The area within a 1-mile radius of the Symrise chemical plant, in Brunswick, Georgia has been evacuated after a large fire resulting in thick smoke was seen billowing out of the plant on Monday.

Glynn County government spokesperson Katie Baasen told people to shelter in place due to moke hazards and the risk of explosions. “If you are going to the shelter, please bring personal care items including medications, toiletries, and clothing for you and your family,” emergency management authorities tweeted. “Domesticated pets are allowed, but need to be in a kennel. Bring leashes, food, and medicine for pets.”

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Baasen has also mentioned that the fire had been contained and was expected to burn itself out. However, the fire had the potential to cause explosions, and hazards from the smoke posed a concern.

In a statement, the company said, “Given first estimates, no one got injured and there is no danger to employees or residents. Local fire brigades and police fully control the situation on-site. The fire occurred during the regular production hours for the manufacture of fragrance ingredients. Currently, Symrise has no reason to believe that the fire will cause additional health hazards to the local community.”

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The cause of the fire was not immediately clear.

Where is Symrise chemical plant located?

The Symrise chemical plant is located outside the port city of Brunswick, about 70 miles south of Savannah. 

It falls under the Glynn County Sheriff’s Office. “Hickory Bluff, Sanctuary Cove, Satilla Shores, and Royal Oaks are being evacuated,” the sheriff’s office informed via a tweet. 

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According to its website, Symrise creates “inspiring fragrance, flavor, natural nutrition, and cosmetic ingredients solutions” for brands around the world.

Capt. Eric Pro swimmer of the Jacksonville, Florida fire department said the blaze had caused three metal tanks containing chemicals to explode and forced firefighters to back away as a precaution.