17.3 C
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Home General Massive Fire Breaks Out at Wood Pellet Warehouse at Port of Brunswick

Massive Fire Breaks Out at Wood Pellet Warehouse at Port of Brunswick

- Advertisement -

wood pellets brunswick
The remains of the wood pellet storage building at Port of Brunswick (Savannah Fire Department)


05-03-2021 05:34:55

On Sunday night, an “explosion” and fire occurred at a wood pellet storage warehouse at the Port of Brunswick, Georgia. 

According to The Brunswick News, the municipality’s fire chief described the event as an explosion at a facility operated by the Canadian biofuel company Logistec.

The first call to local firefighters came at about 2000 hours on Sunday. At 2100 hours, the Savannah Fire Department deployed with industrial firefighting equipment to help bring the blaze under control. The explosion took out the water main, according to the SFD, and pumping equipment was deployed to lift water from the river for fighting the blaze.

Bystander photos from Sunday night showed the building’s metal structure glowing red-hot from the heat of the fire, with flames pouring out of the roof. The building partially collapsed overnight, and a video posted by the agency Monday morning showed smoke still boiling out of the structure.

The fire was brought under control by late morning, and the Savannah team has demobilized.

No injuries have been reported, and the facility operator said that there was no risk to the residential neighborhood located adjacent to the site. The apparent cause of the blaze was self-heating of the stored material, according to a brief statement from Logistec. 

A similar fire occurred at the same site in 2015, and it consumed a set of two wooden storage buildings. The metal sheds were built as a replacement. 

The opinions expressed herein are the author’s and not necessarily those of News2Sea.


#Massive #Fire #Breaks #Wood #Pellet #Warehouse #Port #Brunswick


New USMC Hovercraft Costs Skyrocket

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) Textron’s $TXT construction of a new hovercraft for the U.S. Marine Corps, which had been plagued by propeller cracks, gear...

Cocaine Smuggled Aboard Cruise Ship Seized at Port Everglades

Cruise ship operations are poised to resume in the United States, which will be welcomed by cruise lines...

Thai bulkers in Q1 and optimism

Precious Shipping Plc Q1Precious Shipping Plc. (PSL) boasted a first quarter profit of $12.3m, from a loss...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Nigeria to release tanker named San Padre Pio

It was learned that Nigeria would release a tanker named San Padre Pio with the Swiss flag, which he seized and seized while transferring...

Kuzey Star Shipyard will complete the floating port construction in 29 months

FSUE Atomflot, operating under the Russian State Atomic Energy Agency Rosatom, and the Turkish Kuzey Star Shipyard signed the agreement for the construction of...

Russia begins Agile Dagger 2021 Exercise in the Pacific Ocean

The Russian Ministry of Defense announced that the Pacific Ocean Fleet has started the largest exercise in the Pacific Ocean since the USSR era,...

Swimmer Alper Sunaçoğlu will swim from Anamur to Girne

Record-breaking swimmer Alper Sunaçoğlu will swim from Anamur to Girne on the anniversary of the 20 July Cyprus Peace Operation.Record-breaking swimmer Alper Sunaçoğlu aims...

Recent Comments