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Container Storing the Chemicals from the Rainsville Spill, Built Up Pressure and Gases Were Release

Updated: Aug 19, 2022

Southern Torch

FORT PAYNE- According to Fort Payne Police Chief David Davis, chemicals from the spill in Rainsville, was brought to be stored at a lot, in Fort Payne.

This morning a container storing the chemicals, built-up pressure, and gases were released. The area was shut down and two businesses were evacuated.

Fort Payne Fire Department is on the scene and monitoring the situation and will expand the evacuation perimeter if needed.

After the spill is resolved, the chemicals will be transported out of state.

The following streets are closed: Chitwood Street, 12th Street SE

13th Street SE

Lowe Street SE

Lowes Street

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