RHEA COUNTY, Tenn. — Several agencies were called to a fire and chemical spill in Rhea County on Wednesday night.
It happened in Dayton at Hiwassee Machine and Fabrication on Appalachian Drive around 6:30 p.m.
Rhea County Mayor George Thacker confirmed the fire and chemical spill.
Thacker says the fire is out and no one was injured but area hospitals were notified in the event about the incident, just in case someone was hurt.
Thacker said police and fire agencies from the county and the city of Dayton responded to the incident along with a HAZMAT crew from Hamilton County.
Thacker says fire agencies from some surrounding counties were placed on standby as a precaution.
Thacker says there is no threat to the public.
The cause of the incident is unknown and will be under investigation.