Firefighters in Clarksville are battling a blaze at the Purity Zinc Metals plant located in the city’s Industrial Park.
The fire was reportedly called in about midnight and according to initial reports several chemical tanks were feared to explode due to the fire.
About 45 firefighters have responded to the scene and continue to fight the fire that has completely destroyed a building located at the plant.
Fire officials reported several workers were present when the fire broke out, but no one was injured.
According to the company’s website, Purity Zinc produces zinc dust and is sold to paint companies paint companies.
It’s unclear at this time what started the blaze, but fire and rescue crews remain on the site.
This is a developing story and we will have more information when it becomes available.