UPDATE: Authorities have put the fire out at Performance Minerals in Ensley.
From The Tribune staff reports
JEFFERSON COUNTY — Authorities are battling a fire at Performance Minerals in Ensley; the fire erupted around 12 p.m.
According to Carol Robinson at AL.com, nearby residents are said to be evacuating. First responders are staging a distance away from the fire.
Robinson stated that the situation is described as volatile because of the flammable materials inside the business, and firefighters are waiting on more information about the chemicals inside the plant before they attempt to put the fire out.
No injures have been reported from the fire.
The story will be updated when more information is available.