Dandridge plant fire extinguished, officials say
Dandridge officials said a blaze that sparked at a factory Tuesday was completely extingueshed by Wednesday morning.
EMA crews at the scene told WVLT News the building is in use by DMS of Tennessee and Silver Phoenix. The plant refines silver from old x-ray film.
Officials said there was no concern about any harmful chemicals in the air from the smoke.
There were three workers inside the plant when the fire started, but all made it out safely.
15 dogs and 12 cats at the Humane Society of Jefferson County were kept inside due to their close proximity to the smoke.
Officials said the animals will have to stay inside until their play yard can be decontaminated.
There were no reports of injuries.