Chattooga County Commissioner Jason Winters said this afternoon that firefighters are making progress toward containing the fire at a recycling plant in Summerville, Ga.
The blaze broke out Friday afternoon, sending thick clouds of black smoke billowing into the sky.
Wiinters told The Associated Press two firefighters suffered heat-related problems but were treated at the scene.
WRCB-TV reported today that the Georgia Emergency Management Agency ordered everyone within a quarter-mile of the plant evacuated. Firefighters from nearby Catoosa, Walker, Polk, Bartow, Floyd and Cherokee Counties have been called in to help fight the fire.
Read more at WRCB-TV.