Bainbridge Public Safety says Wednesday fire now under control

Shortly before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Bainbridge Public Safety spokesperson announced that the fire resulting from Wednesday morning’s explosion was under control.

The holding tank that exploded was large enough to store up to 1 million gallons of liquid. According to City of Bainbridge officials, the tank contained sodium hydrosulfide, a chemical that can be dangerous for people to be exposed to. The liquid in the tank was a mixture of about 80 percent water, 20 percent sodium hydrosulfide. The fumes can be dangerous but Bainbridge Public Safety believes that risk is under control.

Due to cooperation between Public Safety, Decatur County Sheriff's Department, Decatur County Fire and Rescue, Decatur…

Posted by Bainbridge Public Safety on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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