Fire Breaks Out At Vanderbilt Chemical Plant In Murray

Oct 12, 2017

Credit Nicole Erwin, WKMS

  A fire broke out around 3 this afternoon at Vanderbilt Chemical Plant in Murray.

Emergency dispatch has confirmed that the fire has been extinguished.


Calloway Fire and Rescue Station 3 Captain Andy Harrell says there were no dangerous chemicals released during the fire.


He said Vanderbilt has response units at their facility, but had to call in help.

“They have equipment they have firefighters, so they were already on it," Harrell said. "It was a pretty good sized fire at first, and possibly an alcohol-based fire from what we’ve been told.”


Calloway County EMS said there are no injuries at this time. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.