CHICKASHA, Okla. - August 7, 2022 - The Chickahsa Fire Department responded to a fire outside the Chickasha Manufacturing building, located at Highway 19 & Highway 81, today, August 7, at approximately noon.
When crews arrived, the fire quickly spread inside the approximately 120,000 square foot facility, which was being used to store hand sanitizer. It was confirmed that no one was inside the building, at which point crews began defensively fighting the fire and exposure protection due to heightened HAZMAT concerns.
Grady County Fire Department, along with 27 trucks from other departments in the county, responded to help with water supply, an adjacent grass fire, and defensive firefighting.
Chief Tony Samaniego said the fire is expected to burn for several days and crews will monitor around the clock. There is no risk to public health from the fire.