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March 9, 2004

Crisp County- A chemical explosion and fire in Crisp County kept fire fighters working through the night.

The explosion happened before 11 p.m. Monday at Drexel Chemical Company off of U.S. Highway 280 east outside Cordele. Fire trucks sped back and forth from the scene at the intersection of U.S. Highway 280 and Capes Road.

Fire fighters had to come down the street to fill their trucks with water and drive back to the scene. Power was cut to the surrounding area as a precaution. They did not know what caused the explosion in a small building behind the companies main building.

"At this time, we've determined that there's approximately six pesticides in here that are in different tankers. We've had a propane tank to go off and explode," said Crisp County Sheriff Donnie Haralson.

There were four employees at the plant when the explosion happened. Fortunately, no one was hurt. Vienna, Arabi and Dooly county fire departments were called in to help.

posted at 2:33 a.m. by brannon.stewart@walb.com