CHARLESTON, Tenn. (AP) — A fire at a chemical plant in Bradley County sent five workers to a hospital, but all are expected to recover.
The fire broke out Monday afternoon at the Arch Chemical plant, according to The Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Company spokesman Dale Walters says investigators are still trying to find what started the blaze in an area of the plant were powdered calcium hydrochlorite was stored. The fire was extinguished by a company emergency response crew and Bradley County Fire Department firefighters.
A company employee and four contract workers were sent to the hospital for smoke inhalation, heat exhaustion and minor burns.
The plant produces water sanitizers.
Sensors detected no chlorine at the plant parameters.