Fire at Accomac Perdue plant prompts evacuation; no injuries reported

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Photo courtesy of Virginia Department of Emergency Management

ACCOMAC, Va. (WAVY) — Hazmat teams have been deployed after a chemical fire Wednesday afternoon that led to the evacuation of the Perdue plant on Lankford Highway.

It broke out around 2:30 p.m. at a container outside of the plant, and sent large clouds of black smoke into the air. Nearby residents were asked to stay indoors due to the conditions.

No injuries were reported and the cause is under investigation.

The Virginia Department of Emergency management has both staff and hazmat units at the scene for cleanup.

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