Florida Hazmat Teams Set Up Emergency Air Quality Monitoring

July 29, 2017

An Escambia County (FL) Hazmat team set up air quality monitoring on the Florida side of the state line Saturday morning due to a chemical plant fire in Atmore.

The fire at Sunbelt Chemicals (click here for the latest update) sent a potentially toxic smoke plume into the air, prompting the evacuation of nearby Alto Products Corp. A shelter in place and stay indoor order was issued for Atmore residents in an unspecified area around the plant.

There were no reports of any hazardous readings on the Florida air quality monitors.

Pictured: Escambia County (FL) Hazmat sets up an air quality monitoring at the Piggly Wiggly in Davisville due to a chemical plant fire in Atmore. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.


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