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.