Crews battle 3-alarm fire at Charlotte chemical plant

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – It took a team of over 50 firefighters over 30 minutes to control a three-alarm structure fire at a northeast Charlotte plant Wednesday morning. 

According to Charlotte Fire, firefighters responded to a fire at a Dow Chemical plant on Orr Road a little before 8 a.m. The blaze was contained in about 40 minutes, according to fire officials. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 


Dow Chemical released the following statement following the fire:

At approximately 7:30 a.m. a fire occurred in a warehouse at our Charlotte, NC site. Emergency services responded and the fire is out.  All employees have been accounted for and there are no injuries.  As a precaution, we have engaged with local emergency response agencies to evacuate nearby neighbors.  We will continue to work closely with all agencies to ensure the site and the surrounding community remains safe.  An investigation is already under way to determine the cause of the incident.

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