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Olin Epoxy Fire

Shelter-in-place issued in Roberta due to chemical plant fire

The EMA director says a fire at the Olin Epoxy plant is releasing dangerous chemicals into the air

Author: 13WMAZ Staff Published: 12:27 PM EDT July 15, 2021 Updated: 12:27 PM EDT July 15, 2021

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ROBERTA, Ga. — The Crawford County Fire Department is currently fighting a fire at the Olin Epoxy plant.

The county’s emergency management office sent a text alert to people in town warning about the fire, and they’re advising people to stay away from Industrial Parkway.

EMA Director Ricky Sharon says they’re asking for people in Roberta to shelter-in-place because the fire is releasing dangerous toxins into the air.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as we learn more.