(CNN) A plant fire that prompted evacuations in Brunswick, Georgia, was extinguished after it reigned Saturday afternoon. As stated therein Glynn County Board of Commissioners.
The Fire at pinoa plantDelivering specialty rosin and polyterpene resins, early Saturday morning, blasted with board said on Facebook almost three hours later It is restricted and has no immediate concern for public safety.
Later Saturday, in another Facebook post, the board said the fire had reignited and a shelter-in-place order had been issued for a one-mile radius around the plant. All evacuation and shelter-in-place orders were lifted around 10 p.m., and officials later said the fire was out.
At a press conference Saturday night, Brunswick Mayor Cosby Johnson said he issued an emergency announcement for the city.
“Because we don’t know how much we can control this fire and we can’t predict where the wind is going to move, we thought it would be better to talk to our entire city, not just a piece of it,” Johnson said.
Kimberly Michelle Edmond was advised to stay at the location earlier Saturday, He told CNN the fire was still burning around 5 p.m., and he could smell it from his mother’s house, about a mile away. Edmond said he felt a bit heady when he went outside, but didn’t describe the smell of the air as particularly bad.
Major added that the city opened a shelter for those displaced from their homes.
Officials thanked nearby cities and counties, including Jekyll Island, Savannah, Wayne County, Georgia, and Jacksonville, Florida, for sending resources to help.
According to Brunswick Assistant Fire Chief Lawrence Cargill, the origin of the fire was still unknown as of Saturday night.
Correction: This story has been updated with the correct spelling of Glynn County.
CNN’s Keith Allen contributed to this report.
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