Chemical Fire in West Tennessee Extinguished

Humboldt, TN (AP) -- A fire at a chemical warehouse in western Tennessee that burned all day yesterday is finally out.

It's believed lightning started the blaze at the Helena Chemical Company in Humboldt.

About 700 nearby residents evacuated but are now back home.

Firefighters had to wait for the fire to burn down before using foam to snuff it.

The warehouse distributes seeds, fertilizer and agricultural chemicals.

No one was inside when the fire started.


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