UPDATE: Fire, explosions at battery recycling center
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Apr 16, 2011 | 3158 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A fire and explosions at a battery recycling center on Porter Street in Cartersville around 3 p.m. Saturday has sent multiple persons to Cartersville Medical Center for treatment after being decontaminated. Units from Cartersville and Bartow County fire departments are currently on the scene.

Large plumes of smoke were seen as far away as the Shaw plant on U.S. 41, according to sources. As many as five explosions were heard to come from the area, which has been cordoned off. A one block radius of the site has been evacuated. Residents in the area were complaining of difficulty breathing and nausea. HAZMAT units are on the scene. The DTN will report any updates as they become available.