sunny.png
Thursday May 6th, 2021 11:02AM

Warehouse fire is being fed by wood pellets at Georgia port

By The Associated Press

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Firefighters in coastal Georgia are battling a large fire that ignited inside a warehouse filled with wood pellets.

The blaze erupted Sunday night at the Port of Brunswick, about 70 miles (112 kilometers) south of Savannah. News outlets report the warehouse is larger than a city block, and firefighters from several surrounding counties were called in to help as flames and smoke filled the sky in downtown Brunswick.

Crews continued to douse the smoldering warehouse Monday morning. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

The blaze was likely the result of spontaneous combustion from heat built up inside the huge pile of wood pellets, Glynn County Emergency Management director Alex Eaton told The Brunswick News.

Officials said the warehouse is owned by a biofuels company that sells the wood pellets as fuel for European power plants. The burned warehouse was built in 2016 to replace two buildings destroyed by a previous wood-pellet fire in July 2015.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Business, AP Online - Georgia News, AP Online Headlines - Georgia News
© Copyright 2021 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Attention travelers! EU proposes reopening external borders
In announcement sure to be welcomed by travelers worldwide, the EU’s executive branch has proposed easing restrictions on visiting the 27-nation bloc as vaccination campaigns keep gathering speed
9:37AM ( 30 minutes ago )
Judges hear arguments over Census' contentious privacy tool
A panel of judges is hearing arguments over whether the U.S. Census Bureau can use a controversial statistical technique to keep people’s information private in the numbers used for drawing political districts
9:36AM ( 31 minutes ago )
When Buffett is gone, Abel will take over at Berkshire
Vice Chairman Greg Abel will succeed billionaire Warren Buffett as Berkshire Hathaway CEO, according to a report
9:36AM ( 31 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
EU summons Russia envoy over blacklisting of its officials
The European Union has summoned Russia’s ambassador after Moscow blacklisted eight EU officials
9:05AM ( 1 hour ago )
Russia turns to China to make Sputnik shots to meet demand
Russia is turning to multiple Chinese firms to manufacture the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in an effort to speed up production as demand soars
9:04AM ( 1 hour ago )
Internet trailblazers Yahoo and AOL sold, again, for $5B
AOL and Yahoo are being sold again, this time to a private equity firm
8:59AM ( 1 hour ago )
AP Business
Braves put catchers Travis d'Arnaud, Alex Jackson on IL
The Atlanta Braves have put catchers Travis d’Arnaud and Alex Jackson on the injured list
5:26PM ( 16 hours ago )
Semien, Jays sweep Braves; Springer exits with tired legs
Marcus Semien homered and drove in four runs as Toronto finished off a three-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves with a 7-2 win
5:25PM ( 16 hours ago )
Semien HR, Blue Jays sweep Braves 7-2; Springer exits early
Marcus Semien homered and drove in four runs as Toronto finished off a three-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves with a 7-2 win after Blue Jays newcomer George Springer exited early
4:31PM ( 17 hours ago )
AP Online - Georgia News
Attention travelers! EU proposes reopening external borders
In announcement sure to be welcomed by travelers worldwide, the EU’s executive branch has proposed easing restrictions on visiting the 27-nation bloc as vaccination campaigns keep gathering speed
9:37AM ( 30 minutes ago )
Judges hear arguments over Census' contentious privacy tool
A panel of judges is hearing arguments over whether the U.S. Census Bureau can use a controversial statistical technique to keep people’s information private in the numbers used for drawing political districts
9:36AM ( 31 minutes ago )
When Buffett is gone, Abel will take over at Berkshire
Vice Chairman Greg Abel will succeed billionaire Warren Buffett as Berkshire Hathaway CEO, according to a report
9:36AM ( 31 minutes ago )
'Football City, USA' killings raise sport safety concerns
Any visitor to Rock Hill, South Carolina, soon learns its nickname, “Football City, USA.”
9:30AM ( 37 minutes ago )
Iran set to feature in meeting of US's Blinken and UK's Raab
Issues related to Iran are set to feature in talks later Monday between U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his host in London, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab
9:24AM ( 43 minutes ago )