Helena Chemical Company Fire

Humboldt, TN - Region IV

Site Contact:

Steve Spurlin
On-Scene Coordinator


1749 North 9th Ave.
Humboldt, TN 38343

Latitude: 35.8350000
Longitude: -88.9222000
NRC#: 830572

At Approximately 0700 CST on March 28, 2007 lightning struck the Helena Chemical Plant in Humboldt, TN causing the facility to catch on fire. The company is a manufacturer of pesticides. At this time there are evacuations of the industrial park and 6 residences in the immediate area for a total of 300-400 people. The local fire department and EMA have decided to let the fire burn itself out. USES has been hired by the local EMA and is en route to the scene to provide cleanup assistance. At this time no air monitoring is being conducted in the vicinity of the scene. OSC Steve Spurlin and START have been dispatched to the scene to provide oversight and air monitoring support.

For additional information, visit the Pollution Report (POLREPS) section.



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