Fire Breaks Out at Chemical Plant in Alabama, US

A major fire occurred at a chemical plant in Alabama, with part of the burning warehouse collapsing, local media reported on Saturday.

According to the Fox10 TV channel, citing Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks, the fire broke out at around 05:30 a.m. local time (13:30 GMT) at the Tiger-Sul plant in the city of Atmore, engulfing the warehouse on the plant site and bringing as many as a hundred fire tracks to the scene.

Brooks added that it was sulfur burning in the warehouse, and around 300 local residents were asked to remain inside their houses as a precaution.

The fire was contained to the warehouse, and firefighters continue eliminating spots of burning sulfur, the media added.

No one was injured in the fire, the causes of which are yet unclear.