Fire at Wacker Polysilicon Manufacturing Facility Saturday morning

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UPDATE:

Wacker Charleston officials emailed a statement about the fire:

"At 1:20 am Wacker’s internal Fire Department responded to a small fire on the fourth floor of a non-processing building in the facility. A cloud of smoke and water vapor from the fire truck was visible. Wacker requested assistance from Bradley County and Cleveland City Fire Departments to extinguish the fire.

There were no injuries. Air quality was continuously monitored and at no time was there a chemical impact to the atmosphere, the employees or the community. The safety of our employees, the community and the environment remains our top priority.

WACKER appreciates the assistance from the Bradley County and Cleveland City Fire Departments and Bradley County Sheriff’s department."

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According to Bradley County Spokesperson Adam Lewis at 1:20 AM a fire was reported on the 4th Floor of the waste water treatment building inside the Wacker Polysilicon Manufacturing Facility in Charleston.

A cloud of smoke and water vapor is present in the area.

Wacker has now released a statement in regards to the fire saying quote:

At 1:20 am Wacker’s internal Fire Department responded to a small fire on the fourth floor of a non-processing building in the facility. A cloud of smoke and water vapor from the fire truck was visible. Wacker requested assistance from Bradley County and Cleveland City Fire Departments to extinguish the fire. There were no injuries. Air quality was continuously monitored and at no time was there a chemical impact to the atmosphere, the employees or the community. The safety of our employees, the community and the environment remains our top priority WACKER appreciates the assistance from the Bradley County and Cleveland City Fire Departments and Bradley County Sheriff’s department.

Air quality tests being done regularly have shown zero parts per million and no chemical residue in the air.


Wacker Fire, Cleveland City Fire, Bradley County Fire, and the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office have responded and are working the incident. Polk County Fire is on standby if needed.

At this time there is NO DANGER TO THE PUBLIC.

There have been previous incidents at the Charleston plant before, including an explosion in September 2017 that state officials deemed an "unavoidable accident."

Depend on us for details as they come in.

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