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Officials are investigating how a fire started at a Port of Catoosa fertilizer plant

Posted: 5:19 AM, Aug 24, 2017
Updated: 2017-08-24 06:20:40-04

CATOOSA, Okla. -- Officials are investigating how a fire started at a Port of Catoosa fertilizer plant.

The Tulsa Fire Department and Hazmat crews responded to the 5200 block of Bird Creek Avenue where a fire erupted at Agri-Nutrients, a plant that blends and stores fertilizer.

Firefighters arrived around 1:30 a.m. and found a thick, cloud of smoke coming from the plant's roof. They believe about 12 bins of fertilizer are stored inside the facility with more than one substance.

They waited for Hazmat to determine it was safe to start putting the fire out with water in order to avoid any contamination. 

No one was working at the time of the incident, and there were no reported injuries.

Back in 2009, there was a massive fire at the same business, which destroyed the building. Agri-Nutrients rebuilt in 2010. 

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