Just after 2:30 p.m., firefighters from the Gales Ferry Volunteer Fire Company posted to their facebook page that the fire was active, and to ask people to avoid the area.
It is unclear what may have started the fire, or if there are any injuries. Firefighters reported that the fire originated in a building on the property that is still under construction, and not part of the main Americas Styrenics plant.
Firefighters from neighboring towns have responded, including foam trucks and hazmat units. Viewers sent in Report-It photos to News 8 showing large plumes of smoke coming from area.