Fire crews are battling a large facility fire that has sent billowing clouds of smoke above the treeline near the Atlanta airport.
Clayton County dispatch says the blaze appears to be at the Alchemix, a Nitro Quimica Co., facility in the 2300 block of West Point Ave. The company handles nitrocellulose, a highly flammable compound, which is used for the manufacturing of guncotton, explosives for rockets, and other propellants.
Injuries have not been reported, nor has a cause of fire.
Despite its close proximity to the airport, flight operations have not been impacted.