Clorox Plant Blaze Closes Highways, Injures Three
|Firefighters battled a blaze at the Clorox plant that shut down highways and produced a big smoke cloud, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, in Forest Park, Ga. Dark plumes of smoke were rising near the junction of Interstates 75 and 285 south of Atlanta. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal & Constitution, John Spink)|
The ignition caused an explosion and two fires reported around 9 a.m. Thursday. Forest Park Deputy Fire Chief Matt Jackson says one of the fires burned in a storage shed and the other in a coolant station.
Three employees were treated for minor injuries.
Authorities closed I-285 at Riverdale Road and I-75 at Cleveland Avenue, diverting traffic to side streets. The highways reopened about 10:25 a.m. after the fires were extinguished.