Multiple agencies respond to fire at Brunswick warehouse filled with wood pellets

Updated: May. 2, 2021 at 9:07 PM EDT
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Multiple agencies responded Sunday night to a fire at a warehouse filled with wood pellets in Brunswick, Ga.

Brantley County Emergency Management Agency said in a Facebook post that the warehouse is located at Mayor’s Point in the Port of Brunswick.

Savannah Fire Rescue, Brantley County Fire Department, Camden County Fire Rescue, Jekyll Island Fire Department and Glynn County Fire Department were assisting the Brunswick Fire Department.

Savannah Fire’s Special Operations Chief and a unit from the department took industrial firefighting equipment to Brunswick. The fire was started by an explosion at a warehouse which blew out the water main, according to Savannah Fire. The equipment was being used to pump water from the river to be used to fight the fire.

The warehouse is owned by biofuel company Logistec and is used to store wood pellets, according to the Brantley County EMA.

The Brunswick Fire Department told Action News Jax that the fire was caused by a dust explosion.

“I heard the boom, it was like boom, boom and my house shook and I’m thinking to myself, Lord this is happening again. And then I heard all the sirens and then I ran to the door,” neighbor Carolyn Macon told Action News Jax.

The Brantley County EMA stated this was the same location where two warehouses were destroyed by fire in July of 2015.

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