PENSACOLA, Fla.—A May 9 fire at a nylon 6/6 plant operated by Ascend Performance Materials in Pensacola, was the second at the site in five days.
No one was hurt in either fire. Firefighters responded to the May 9 fire around 4 p.m., according to a report in the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal.
Smoke was visible when firefighters arrived, the report said, but flames were only visible inside the building. The fire was under control in a little more than an hour, an Escambia County spokesperson said in the article.
The location of the May 9 fire was different than the one reported May 5, according to the article. The May 5 fire was confirmed by company officials in Houston on a Twitter post shortly after 11 a.m. on that date.
Officials could not be reached to comment on the May 9 fire. No information on the impact of either fire on plant operations was available.
Ascend makes nylon 6/6 resins and compounds in Pensacola. The plant had operated under force majeure sales allocations in late 2020 and early 2021 after a November power outage.
Ascend employs 2,600 and operates nine global locations, including five fully integrated manufacturing facilities in the southeastern U.S. and a compounding plant in the Netherlands.