Large fire burns plastics manufacturing plant in Grand Prairie


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (KXAN) — Fire crews continue to fight a large fire at a plastics manufacturing plant Wednesday morning in Grand Prairie.

According to KXAS, the NBC station in Dallas, firefighters confirmed they are working a fire in the 2000 block of West Marshall Drive, near the President George Bush Turnpike, at the Poly-America manufacturing plant, the world’s largest producer of polyethylene construction film.

Power lines fell in the area and started the fire, authorities say. Additional power outages are expected in the area as the high-tension wires above the blaze could collapse.

The fire is expected to continue burning for several days and could cause power outages in the area, firefighters say. Officials are also asking residents to stay inside, because the “toxic plume” rising from the fire could be harmful to those with respiratory issues.

Fire crews from Irving, Dallas, Cedar Hill and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport are assisting with fighting the fire.

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