The Army says a small fire broke out Thursday afternoon in a processing room that destroy rockets containing nerve gas and other munitions. Tim Garrett, project manager at Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility, said the fire was small and burned itself out without injuring workers or the public.
Garrett also said a 23-year-old technician who was blamed for accidentally setting off an alarm one week ago was fired because he
misled managers about what had happened. Garrett described the
employee as a good worker, but said the Army demands reliability
from its work force in a facility where deadly chemicals are handled daily.
The fired technician's name was withheld.