More than 40 firefighters are currently battling a fire that occurred Wednesday morning at a refinery plant in Dandridge. 

”The Fire is under control currently,” said Brad Phillips, Jefferson County EMA director. 

He said the call came in shortly after 10 am of a fire at Silver Phoenix at 950 Pine Road, off Industrial Park Road. The plant strips silver from X-rays. Phillips said three employees escaped uninjured. All Jefferson County Fire Departments responded to the scene along with firefighters from Hamblen and Sevier counties. 

Phillips said firefighters estimate they will be dealing with the blaze until nightfall. He asks for residents in the area to look for different routes. He said there is no threat in the immediate area to the public at this time.