It's been almost a full week since a battery fire ignited on a solar farm in Jefferson County, and many things remain unknown. Now, state elected officials say they not only want answers, they want changes.
“When you roll up here and you have odd circumstances, it's incredibly difficult to make split-second decisions,” Deputy Director of Jefferson County Fire and Emergency Management Neil Rivenburgh said.
When crews arrived at the fire, they found a solar farm battery storage area ignited. Frankly, they didn't know what they were up against, what chemicals were in the air, or really even how to put it out.
“It’s definitely turned the attention to the need for some training for our local fire departments,” Rivenburgh said of the things that were unknown to fire crews that responded.
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